Pulwama : To ensure sufficient water for irrigation purposes during the coming irrigation season in different areas of the district including Awantipora, Pampore and Kakapora, the Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Basharat Qayoom visited Lethpora to inspect Lift Irrigation plant here on Thursday.
During the visit, DC took firsthand appraisal of the situation as stakeholders fear the possibility of drought during the upcoming irrigation season.
While taking the note of illegal extraction of minerals which is believed to be one of the reasons for shortage of water, DC warned strict action against violators. He directed concerned officers to take immediate measures to stop this menace.
Assistant Executive Engineers of Irrigation, Civil, Mechanical, Flood Control departments of Anantnag, Pulwama, Awantipora, Tral and Kakapora, besides other concerned officers, officials were present at the spot during his visit.
A number of issues were discussed regarding shortage of irrigation water for paddy fields in various areas of the Pulwama district and it was impressed that long-term strategy must be chalked out to end the crisis.
He also said that directions were passed to the Irrigation department to provide immediate relief to the general public and come up with a concrete plan for restoration of Irrigation supply in the district, so that farmers may not suffer more.
The DC was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Awantipora, Zaffar Hussain Shawl and Tehsildar Pampore besides others concerned.
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