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Old 06-Apr-2010
Punjab C.M. is more important than Public

ABOHAR: Farmers at the tail end of the Malukpura distributary canal fear two lakh acres will be hit once an under construction cross-regulator on the channel is completed, divwerting part of the water to the Lambi Assembly segment. Sources said that the plan aimed at providing extra irrigation water to Lambi, the home constituency of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
The media persons who rushed to the site along with senior functionaries of the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti including Tejwinder Singh Aulakh and Kulwant Singh Sandhu on Sunday learnt that a regulator was being constructed on war footing at burji number 21 of the distributary to feed Gurusar Jodha sub-canal (minor) that irrigates more than 2,000 acres of land in Lambi segment.
The sub-canal has got 6.70 cusecs flow capacity. Intriguingly, the oversized outlets from burji number 1-20 too supplies water to the turf of the CM, the Samiti leaders alleged.
Abohar MLA Sunil Jakhar alleged the SAD-BJP government had ordered the project to benefit farmers of a mere 2,000 acres in Lambi, while harming two lakh acres in Abohar.
Farmers from villages falling under Balluana and Abohar segments have started thronging the site.
Construction would not be allowed come what may. The Samiti has flashed SMS to the farmers to rush in for staging indefinite dharna at the regulator.

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