Rana Gurjit asks irrigation officials to execute projects
Chandigarh – Presiding over a high level meeting with the Chief Engineers of various wings of Irrigation Department, Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh asked the officials to expedite the various important projects being executed in the state to ensure that these projects should be completed and dedicated to the people of the state in time bound manner. In a review meeting held here at Irrigation Bhawan, Rana Gurjit Singh said that he has noticed that the cleanliness process of 8,000 km long drains in the state is not up to mark. He instructed the officials to expedite the cleanliness of all the drains and sought report on the current situation of all these drains within a week. The Minister directed the Chief Engineer, Drainage to improvise on the existing Hydraulic department excavators to execute the work of cleaning of drains and removal of water hyacinth in a speedy and more cost and effective manner.Principal Secretary of Water Resources Jaspal Singh assured the Minister that the cleaning of all those drains which could be cleaned under NREGA would be done on priority. Apart from this, Jaspal Singh discussed the project of computerization of Irrigation department’s and work process with Minister who asked him to convert this proposal in reality soon.The Irrigation Minister also asked Jaspal Singh to plan a tourism project in consultation with his counterpart in tourism department to promote the tourism on the banks of Rajasthan Feeder and Sirhind Feeder canals, where water and adventure sports can be developed. Rana Singh also directed the Department to execute the work of bridges on the Indira Gandhi Canal (Rajasthan Feeder) as per the provisions of The National Waterways Act, 2016.
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