Breach in drain inundates fields in Moga villages - ECAS Punjab

Breach in drain inundates fields in Moga villages

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Tribune Reporters

Moga/fazilka, July 12

A breach in the Kishanpura drain, which flows into the Sutlej basin in Dharamkot subdivision of Moga district, has submerged paddy and other crops on hundreds of acres in Kishanpura and Indgarh villages, locals said here today.

Residents Parminder Singh, Kulwinder Singh and Harjit Singh said moderate to heavy rainfall lashed the region late last night, which led to an increase in the flow of water in the drain from the catchment areas.

They alleged that the damage to the crops could have been averted if the level of land was symmetrical, but illegal mining in farm lands adjoining the drain had worsened the situation.

Meanwhile, thunderstorm followed by incessant rain today wreaked havoc in Fazilka district. Roofs of RS Rice Mill, Kumar Industries, Baba Sewa Singh Industries, Satyam Industries and Jagdish Rice Mills, among others, collapsed in Jalalabad. Rainwater entered low-lying areas in Fazilka and most streets remained waterlogged. Prolonged power cuts added to the misery of residents.

from The Tribune

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