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Central team to visit water-logged areas of Punjab

Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh has assured the Punjab government that a 15-member central team of experts will visit the state to study the problem of water-logging.

punjab Updated: Jun 28, 2012 15:27 IST

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Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh has assured the Punjab government that a 15-member central team of experts will visit the state to study the problem of water-logging.


The team comprising members of the planning commission, central water commission, chairman of the central water board and experts will visit the water-logged areas of the state for three days from July one, he said.

Punjab irrigation minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon and chief enginer drainage and irrigation department would also visit affected areas of Bathinda, Muktsar, Fazilka and Faridkot.

The team will recommend to the planning commission the extent of special package required to get rid of the problem of water-logging, he said.

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had highlighted the problem of water-logging in these districts with Ramesh who later took up the matter with the planning commission.

First Published: Jun 28, 2012 14:49 IST

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