Canals to be repaired soon: Capt to Gehlot
The state on Thursday assured Rajasthan of soon taking up the repair work of Indira Gandhi and Bhakra canals. The issue surfaced in a meeting between CM Capt Amarinder Singh and his Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Gehlot. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Regional Conference on Drug Menace-Challenges and Strategies, held here.
While raising the issue, Gehlot urged Capt to start the relining of the Ferozepur feeder at the earliest.
Earlier, Gehlot had written to Amarinder that the Ferozepur feeder, constructed in the 1960s, had damaged at many places, resulting in reduction of its water-carrying capacity. Gehlot had also raised the issue of Punjab discharging effluents in its rivers, which feed supply canals acting as sources of potable water in his state.