Rajasthan News: If Punjab government will release water in Indira Gandhi Canal after getting treatment, then 10 districts of Rajasthan will get clean water. On completion of the relining work, about 1500 cusecs of water of Rajasthan will also be saved, which is being wasted due to seepage.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has assured Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot that the waste water coming from Burhnala in Punjab to Rajasthan will be treated in Indira Gandhi Canal. Along with this, the work of relining will also be completed during the next canal closure. Gehlot on Wednesday spoke to Bhagwant Mann regarding the treatment of sewage coming from Punjab in the Indira Gandhi Canal Project (IGNP) and the relining of the Sirhind feeder of the project. Gehlot said that Punjab Chief Minister Mann has assured him that the wastewater disposal works will be done on priority. The relining work will also be completed during the next canal block.
If Punjab government will release water in Indira Gandhi Canal after getting treatment, then 10 districts of Rajasthan will get clean water. On completion of the relining work, about 1500 cusecs of water of Rajasthan will also be saved, which is being wasted due to seepage.
Real time water quality monitor
Gehlot has informed that the Rajasthan government has installed real time water quality monitoring system on RD-555 on Rajasthan-Haryana border and RD-368 of Bikaner canal on Rajasthan-Punjab border under Indira Gandhi feeder. This will enable timely monitoring of water quality. The Rajasthan government has done about 106 km of relining work in the Indira Gandhi Canal during the canal ban in the last 3 years. This has improved the quality and quantity of water. Due to this, water has been decided to reach the end of the canal.
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1500 cusecs of water will be lost
About 16.17 lakh hectare area of Rajasthan is irrigated by Indira Gandhi Canal. Water reaches 10 districts of the state through this canal. These include Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar. The zero point of the canal has been extended from Mohangarh Jaisalmer to Gadra Road Barmer. 7 lift canals and 9 branches have been taken out from Indira Gandhi Canal. As per the design, the capacity of Indira Gandhi Canal is 18,500 cusecs. Rajasthan used to lose about 1500 cusecs of water due to seepage. The relining work of Sirhind is going on. With the completion of this work, the huge water loss will end.
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