“I’ve known as a gathering of the involved officers and all of the tissues of the farmers could be resolved, “Vimal Kumar Setia ,”DC Faridkot.T
The CM busy dealing with infighting throughout the congress,farmers are left in lurch.
Faridkot: What could possibly be described as a shock to the farmers of the district within the very starting of the paddy season, they have solely 4 hours of power supply for tubewells yesterday and canal water is playing traunt with them.
The power supply was earlier 7 hours in a shift with power cuts included and voltage dropped to 360 solely.
As the state authorities had assured the farmers that they are going to be getting 8 hours of power supply in addition to the common supply of the canal water to the areas which have irrigation system in place, however what the farmers have gotten solely 7 hours of power supply together with load shedding cuts and really much less supply of the canal water.
As per the federal government notification, the farmers can begin transplanting paddy from June 10 onwards with assured 8 hours power supply and canal water.
But now the huge chunk of land the place the paddy sapling has been transplanted put on a abandoned look with none water standing within the crop.
Lakhvir Singh Brar, a farmer from village Bir Sikhan Wala with 22 acres of land mentioned he has his flip for canal water every Sunday however since he has received the paddy transplanted, he has missed two turns of canal water.
“On each the Sundays the final and the simply gone previous ,I’ve not received a drop of water as a result of the Rajbaha Faridkot was closed. Now I’m ready for the third Sunday whether or not it should move to the brim or not,” he mentioned.
The Rajbaha Faridkot which originates from Abohar department of Sirhind Feeder carries water to greater than 50 villages.
Many years in the past, a diversion barrage was constructed on it close to village Deviwala to divert its water into the Langewala drain in case of overflowing the Rajbaha however now because of the alleged corruption within the Irrigation division the gate of the Rajbaha is commonly opened at night time permitting a substantial quantity of its water flowing into the drain from which farmers pump out water to irrigate their fields however the real farmers who’re supposed to attract the common supply from the Rajbaha are left into dry.
“There is massive scale corruption within the Irrigation division. Even the canal water is leaked into Mudki drain, Langewala drain and a drain close to village Hari Nau to supply canal water to the farmers whose fields are mendacity adjoining to the drains supposed to hold flood water solely. According to the sources, I’ve learnt that these folks give Rs.5000 to the division for getting this unlawful supply of water and native politicians may be behind this as a result of they should garner the votes of the farmers,” alleged Chamkaur Singh ,a farmer from village Bir Sikhan Wala.
The farmers additionally alleged that the federal government has badly did not supply them 8 hours electrical energy and canal water and even within the first two weeks of the paddy transplantation season.
The farmers mentioned that they should irrigate the fields usually for upto 40 days since plantation of the nursery for the expansion of paddy crops. The first week because the paddy transplantation could be very essential for preserving the water standing within the fields as a result of they’ve to use the herbicides to manage the expansion of weeds. If the fields stay dry instantly after the paddy transplantation, the thick progress of weeds happen which badly impacts the crop.
THE PROFIT GONE
Parminder Singh,a farmer from village Bir Sikhan wala did not irrigate his 12 acres of land with the present infrastructure due to the lacking supply of canal water and irregular supply of electrical energy to his tubewell.
“I needed to change my 10 HP submersible motor with 15 HP one which has price me Rs.60000. My previous generator which had a capability of 20 KVA couldn’t run it so I had to purchase a brand new generator of fifty KVA spending Rs.1Lakh on it. But nonetheless I haven’t got any water in my subject and weeds are rising. I’ve spend Rs.1,60,000 to save lots of the crop,” mentioned he.
This will not be the story of Praminder Singh, Lakhvir Singh or some other explicit farmer, however that is the story of the entire farming neighborhood in absence of any system in place.The protests have grow to be widespread to have small and real points heard.
The farmers are struggling to save lots of their crops by operating their tractor pushed mills which price them at the least Rs.500 per hour. If a gen set is run for 8 hours it prices a farmers Rs. 4000 for the Irrigation of about 2 acres.
UNION LEADER SPEAK
Binder Singh Golewala ,district president of BKU (Dakaunda) mentioned “Government has badly failed to supply the farmers common power supply and canal water. On the one hand we’re sitting at Delhi border preventing in opposition to the Union Government however on the opposite hand the farmers in Punjab are struggling because of the detached angle of the State Government. If the problems will not be resolved inside a number of days, we will begin massive scale protests in opposition to the State authorities.” Binder mentioned.
DC FARIDKOT SPEAKS
When contacted ,Deputy Commissioner Faridkot Vimal Kumar Setia mentioned that he has known as a gathering of all of the involved officers and the issues of the farmers shall be sorted out.
When identified to the Deputy Commissioner concerning the problems with the canal water and allegations of the farmers, the Deputy Commissioner mentioned that he’ll look into the matter and all the problems referring to this shall be resolved.