If everything will go well then it may be possible to restore cotton and paddy farming in the villages of Abohar sub-division which were affected very seriously by water logging.
Officials told that about 1,200 acres are affected by the water logging. Because of the water logging there is decrease in the area which was under the cotton and paddy crops. Principal Secretary, Irrigation Kahan Singh Pannu with a team visited Sayeedwala village which is waterlogged because of the overflowing drains and heavy rain in the last three years.
Chief Engineer of the Drainage Department Kuldeep Singh and Pannu had discussed about the schemes with the DC Isha Kalia on the spot. They told that for the drainage of surplus water the underground pipes were being laid. Cotton and paddy farming can be revived when the project was completed. Also the experts visited the orchards and discussed about the ways to eliminate the effects of water logging on kinnow plants in the Gidderanwali and Kikkarkhera villages.
It is assured by the district administration that the ponds which have been overflowing due to rain or disposal of waste water by the villagers would be cleaned soon. And also a scheme in which lift pumps will be installed to drain the water also launched.