Punjab submits project report for water-logging problem
The Punjab government has submitted a project report of Rs 3,327 crore before the Planning Commission to tackle the problem of water-logging in the state.chandigarh Updated: Oct 09, 2013 01:08 IST
The Punjab government has submitted a project report of Rs 3,327 crore before the Planning Commission to tackle the problem of water-logging in the state.
Irrigation minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon disclosed this while presiding over a meeting of his department here on Tuesday.
Sekhon said a state-level committee was constituted under the chairmanship of technical adviser to chief minister, Lt Gen BS Dhaliwal (retd), in which chief engineers of all the departments were inducted as members. Sekhon said the committee had submitted its report in 27 days.
He said the south-western districts of Punjab were the worst affected due to the perennial problem of water-logging.
Sekhon directed the officers of the department to personally visit the areas of Ferozepur and Muktsar districts which were still inundated in flood water.