B’la : The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar Tuesday convened a meeting of concerned officers, here to review the progress on desilting of irrigation canals across the district.
During the meeting, threadbare discussions were held about the status of desilting of canals, khuls in the district.
The concerned officers apprised the chair that desilting work has been taken section wise and tenders have been floated for remaining lengths.
On the occasion, the DC directed the Irrigation Department Baramulla to gear up men and machinery by utilizing the services of the concerned manpower including MGNREGA personnel to ensure cleaning of the canals well in time.
He also directed for early release of water in canals and exhorted upon the department to ensure that the farmers do not suffer due to shortage of irrigation water.
Moreover, the DC instructed the concerned officers of Irrigation and Rural Development Department Baramulla to conduct regular visits to different locations including rural areas and inspect the progress of desilting works and resolve the grievances of farmers, if any.
Joint Director Planning, M Yosuf Rather; Assistant Commissioner Development, Yaar Ali Khan; Executive Engineer of Irrigation department BDOs and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.