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Haryana government to construct Shergarh-Guhna link canal

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Chandigarh, May 17 (UNI) The Haryana government will construct the Shergarh-Guhna-Link canal in Kaithal district at a cost of Rs 15.75 crore.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would lay the foundation stone of this project on Ma 19 at village Francewala in Kaithal district.

Disclosing this here yesterday, Revenue and Irrigation Minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav said the state government had approved the project. The 74,700 feet long channel would cost Rs 15.75 crore.

Out of this amount, Rs 844.79 lakh would be spent on construction of the canal while the remaining Rs 473.60 lakh would be paid as compensation to farmers whose land would be acquired, he said.

Capt Yadav further said the south western part of Kaithal was fully dependent on the Saraswati System canal for irrigation purposes. Water supply of Shergarh minor, Kaithal sub-minor, Bhanpura sub-minor and Guhna sub-minor areas were on the tail of this system. He said the area had already been facing inadequate supply of ground water as the water level has gone down considerably for the last so many years and there was acute shortage.

He said that after the completion of this project, the farmers of Dyodkheri, Shergarh, Devigarh, Patti Gaadhar, Patti Chaudhari, Patti Dogran, Patti Khauth, Francewala, Kutubpur, Bhawanpura, Garhi, Chhaut and Padla villages would get canal water out of their due share in the Sirsa branch.

Capt Yadav said 12,009 acres of land and 5882 acres area of 13 villages would be benefitted with this canal and people of these villages would get not only irrigation water but drinking water would also be provided to eight more villages of Kaithal.

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