Khanna Rajbahe will be completed at a cost of 82.65 crores: Meet Hare
On the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, the exercise to make canal water reach every farm
72202 acres of land in Bassi Pathans, Khanna and Samrala districts will get adequate water for irrigation.
Chandigarh, September 9
On the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann to make canal water available for irrigation of every farm in the state, the water resources department is strengthening the canal structure and efforts are on to make canal water available to maximum area. Khanna Rajbahe will be paved at a cost of 82.65 crores, fulfilling the strong demand of the farmers of Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana district.
Giving information through a press release issued here today, Water Resources Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hare said that currently 175 cusecs is released in Khanna Rajbahe covering an area of 72202 acres and there is a plan to increase its capacity to 251.34 cusecs for which it is fixed. is being done He further informed that the Khanna Rajabaha system originates from Samrala Major of Bhakra main line, the total length of which is 97.48 km. This Rajbaha system connects many villages of district Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana to Sangatpura Minor, Kotla Minor, Bardhal Minor, Lalheri Minor, Birkishan Minor and Naraingarh Minor provide irrigation. This Rajabaha system is crude and very old and is not taking water as per its capacity.
The Water Resources Minister said that the demands of the farmers of these constituencies were taken into consideration by Rupinder Singh Happy, MLA from Basipathanes, Tarunpreet Singh Saund, MLA from Khanna and Jagtar Singh Dayalpura, MLA from Samrala, on which the department has taken this decision so that these constituencies The area of the villages can get maximum irrigation facilities.
Meet Hare further said that with the approval given by the department, there are plans to pave this entire system with concrete lining in a length of about 97.48 km so that water does not go waste and full water can reach above the rest of the system and tails and the area under canal irrigation can increase. This scheme will benefit the villages of Bassi Pathans, Khanna and Samrala in all the three constituencies. The project will cost Rs 82.65 crore.