The ditch drain built along the Western Yamuna Canal to drain the dirty water is turning out to be a curse for the farmers. Farmers say that groundwater is being affected by the dirty and chemical-rich water flowing in the ditch drain, which is affecting their crops, and the risk of increasing diseases has also increased.
In such a situation, the farmers have demanded from the administration to clean and release the water in the ditch drain. The same Pollution Control Board officials are talking about resolving the problem by setting up a treatment plant soon.
Ditch drain was made by the Irrigation Department along with the Western Yamuna Canal, so that the dirty and chemical-rich water of Yamunanagar city and factories could be released into it. But now this ditch drain has become a problem for the farmers.
In fact, farmers Samay Singh, Jarnail Singh Potli, Sukhdev, Ramlal, Amarnath etc., who cultivate along this drain, told that due to continuous flow of dirty water in the drain, it is also affecting the water level of the land, due to which their tubewells are also dirty.
And have started giving chemical-rich water, the effect of which is on the crops as well as the villagersHealth is also affected.In such a situation, the farmers have demanded from the administration to clean and release the dirty water in this drain.
The same was talked about with the Regional Officer of Pollution Control Board, Nirmal Kumar, then he told that this problem is in his cognizance.
He informed that the capacity of this drain is 60 cusecs, for this a treatment plant of 45 MLD has been installed by the Water Supply Department on Radaur Road. But about two years ago, the Ministry of Jal Shakti had also raised the issue that why clean water is not being released even after the treatment plant is installed.
After which the investigation was done, it was found that still 66 MLD of city water is going into this drain without cleaning it. For which another 66 MLD treatment plant will be set up soon in Yamunanagar, for which the Chief Minister has also given green signal. The process is going on for this, hopefully this problem will be resolved soon.
Ditch drain built to drain dirty water became a curse for farmers
It is noteworthy that after the orders of the court not to leave dirty water in the canals, many years ago this ditch drain was constructed by the Irrigation Department, so that the canal water could be saved from getting dirty. In such a situation, now it has to be seen how long the administration solves this problem and gives relief to the regional farmers