Chandigarh, 18 September: The Irrigation Department, Punjab has announced the Rotational Programme for irrigation for the Kharif Season through Canal water from September 19 to 26. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Bist Doab Canal, Sidhwan Branch, Bathinda Branch, Abohar Branch and Patiala Feeder respectively.
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the irrigation department said that direct distributaries of Bhakra Main Line (BML) in group ‘A’ being in the channels of first preference will run to their indent. Balance water supplies available will be utilized in Ghaggar Branch and Patiala Minor in Group ‘B’ respectively.
The spokesman further said that as per irrigation program for Punjab channels and branches off-taking from Harike and Ferozepur head works, all the direct distributaries of Sirhind Feeder in group ‘A’ being in the first preference will run to their indent and the balance water supplies available will be utilized in Abohar Branch lower off- taking from Sirhind Feeder and its distributaries/Minors in Group ‘B’.
The spokesman also said that the channels off taking from Upper Bari Doab Canal i.e. Sabhron Branch with its distributaries being in the first preference will run to their indent and balance water supplies available will be utilized in Kasur Branch lower, Main Branch Lower, Lahore Branch and with their distributaries respectively.