Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Punjab Water Resources Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra, on Monday, assessed ongoing tasks, future initiatives and water storage on the dams with officers of the Bhakhra Beas Management Board (BBMB).

Chairing the assembly with the BBMB officers at his workplace on the Punjab Civil Secretariat, the Cabinet Minister reaffirmed the relentless efforts of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led authorities in strengthening the canal irrigation system, guaranteeing constant water entry for the state farmers.

S. Jauramajra was briefed in regards to the infrastructure managed by the establishment, water regulatory measures and the distribution of shares amongst accomplice states by the officers.

The Cabinet Minister requested the officers that the proactive measures towards potential floods ought to be taken effectively upfront, categorically directing BBMB officers to offer well timed updates on water launch from the dams, enabling authorities and farmers to take preventive measures successfully.

Expressing his intent to conduct on-site assessments of the dams quickly, S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra mentioned that this time the state authorities has made canal water accessible to the farmers as per their demand, which has occurred for the primary time within the state. “Around 38% improve has been recorded in using canal water in comparison with the earlier yr, knowledgeable the Minister, including that canal water utilization shall be additional elevated this yr. He additional underscored the necessity to chalk out a plan to make sure optimum use of canal water to save lots of the depleting floor water. The points pertaining to different states’ water-related points have been additionally mentioned within the assembly.

Prominent amongst others who have been current within the assembly included Mr. Krishan Kumar, Secretary, Water Resources, Mr. Satish Kumar Singla, Secretary, BBMB, Mr. J.P. Singh, Chief Engineer (Canals), Mr. Charanpreet Singh, Chief Engineer Bhakra Dam (BBMB), Mr. Rajeev Goel, Director Water Regulations and different officers.

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