Chandigarh, April 23-Haryana PWD Minister, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the state government has launched number of projects for checking the floods in the state and Rs 25 crore has been sanctioned for such projects in Kaithal only. He was interacting with media persons at Kaithal today.
Mr Surjewala said that the state government has already completed the 30 percent work for setting up the 1.5 kilometre long dam between Hansi-Butana and Ghaggar River. This dam would cost Rs 11 crore and ensure the drainage of water in case of any flood,he added. He laid foundation stone for the stone pitching work for the Kaithal drain that would incur Rs 7 crore and is likely to be completed by September 1. The capacity of new drain would be 1026 cusec whereas its earlier capacity was just 219 cusec. The banks on the city side were being set up with stones and sturdy wires, which would benefit the Kaithal town and villages like Kyodak, Jagdishpura, Ujhana, Kultaran, Khurana, Sirta and Magomajri.Responding to a question from media person, Mr Surjewala said that arrangements were made to control the water from Saraswati and Bibipur Lake as it had caused losses in the Kaithal district during the previous year’s flood. A siphon of 1000 cusec capacity was being set up between village Naunch and Mangna which would double the drainage capacity.
Mr Surjewala said that every grain of the farmer produce would be purchased in the grain markets and the government would ensure that the farmers face no problem in this regard. He disclosed that the state government has instructed the officers to make adequate arrangements of necessary material and drinking water in all the grain markets during the harvesting season.
He also urged the farmers to take bonus also provided by the government and extend their cooperation to the employees deputed at markets and purchasing centers.