15-ft breach occurs in Yamuna canal

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, Sonipat
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  • Updated: Jul 12, 2003 10:53 IST
A 15-feet wide breach has occurred in the Delhi Branch of the Western Yamuna Canal (WYC) near Hullaheri village about eight km from here on Thursday inundating several hundred hectares of land in the area.

Official sources said today the gushing water is flowing towards Khizarpur Jat Majra village at a fast speed endangering the ring bundh around Hullaheri village.

The continuous heavy downpour has hampered the work for plugging the breach and concerted efforts are being made by the officials of the Sonipat Water Service Division to plug the breach, the sources said.

However, they suspected that some unscrupulous farmers have made a cut in the canal embnakment but the farmers have denied the allegations.

The gushing water has already submerged standing kharif crops, including jowar and paddy, in 360 acres of land in Hullaheri and Khizarpur Jat Majra village.

The standing jowar crop and plantation of paddy have also been damaged in 100 acres of land.

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