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Waterlogging worries Lambi farmers

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Tribune News Service

Muktsar, September 6

Standing cotton and paddy crop in nearly 12 villages in Lambi has suffered extensive damage due to incessant rain and waterlogging.

“Cotton crop has damaged 100 per cent due to waterlogging. If rainwater is not drained out soon, then paddy will also suffer damage,” said Kuldeep Singh of Mohlan village.

Parampal Singh, who is a sarpanch of Panniwala Fatta village, said, “School, health centre, grain market and fields in our village are still waterlogged. The tehsildar had made some arrangements to drain out the rainwater, but the steps did not prove beneficial.”

Farmers from Panniwala Fatta, Mohlan, Midda, Bodiwala, Alamwala, Ratta Tibba, Karam Patti, Pakki Tibbi, Shamkhera, Raniwala and Kattianwali villages alleged that the drains were also not cleaned before the onset of monsoon.

Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who is an MLA from Lambi, said, “Farmers have told me that their fields got waterlogged and rainwater entered the residential areas. The government has yet not done anything to save farmers.”

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