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Fields flooded in Muktsar villages

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Muktsar, July 22

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday reminded farmers in some villages of the last year's waterlogging that had caused huge losses to crops. There was no fresh rainfall in the last 24 hours, but a number of buildings and fields are still waterlogged. The situation is worst in Haraj village.

Some farmers from Haraj village said the Jhabelwali-link road remained flooded even today, but the administration had not made any arrangements to drain out water.

"Our village faces the scourge of waterlogging every year. However, the administration has failed in finding any permanent solution. The rainwater is set to cause loss to a number of houses. Our fields are already waterlogged and the growing paddy crop is set to decay," Davinder Singh, a farmer said.

Some farmers from Udekaran village said the administration should take some steps so that they could be saved from facing a situation like last year's. Some government buildings, including the Civil Surgeon's office in Muktsar, are still waterlogged. Some markets too remained waterlogged. As per a report of the district administration, nearly 2,000 acres of agricultural land is waterlogged. Efforts were on to drain out the water, claimed officials. — TNS

from The Tribune

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