Chandigarh July 7:
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal directed the Irrigation department to promptly initiate its ground water recharging plan at war footing in 77 identified sites in the low lying and water logged areas across the state.
An immediate action in this regard was required to save the lives and property of the farmers from the substantial damage caused due to the menace of water logging, an official spokesman said. Mr Badal gave this directive in a meeting with the senior officers of the drainage wing of the Irrigation department here.
Showing deep concern over the slow pace of drainage cleaning process, Mr Badal warned that no laxity in the anti-water logging works would be tolerated at any level. He also approved Rs three crore for the execution of these works and directed Principal Secretary Irrigation to accomplish the entire task within two weeks.