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Pak river floods village in Fazilka

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  FEROZEPUR , July 29, 2013
First Published: 21:14 IST(29/7/2013) | Last Updated: 21:17 IST(29/7/2013)

Standing crops spread over 5,00 acres of land are inundated due to overflow of water from Pakistan-based Budha river in Mohar Jamsher village of Fazilka district. The village has Pakistan boundary on three side and Sutlej on the fourth and boat is the only source to reach the village.


"Crops of vegetables and paddy on 500 acres of land of the village are flooded due to overflow from Budha river in the neighbouring country," said Satnam Singh, a farmer of Mohar Jamsher village.

"We suffer almost every year due to floods in the river. No one from the government comes to our rescue. There ar eonly promises of compensation," rued Jagir Singh, another farmer.

Farmers demanded strengthening of bundh along the river Sutlej and a permanent bridge.The local administration had asked the villagers to move to safer places due to rise in water level in Sutlej river, while orders to get special girdawris had also been issued, said sources.

Meanwhile repeated attempts to contact Fazilka DC remained futile.


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