Jalandhar: There is good news for farmers of Punjab and also adjoining states. The level of water in the Gobind Sagar reservoir at the Bhakra Dam and the Pong Dam is much higher this year compared to the corresponding period last year.

This will not only ensure uninterrupted supply of water for irrigation, but also adequate power.

As Punjab has backtracked on agreement signed with Jammu and Kashmir on the Ranjit Sagar Dam, the state government has decided to construct the remaining portion of the Ravi-Tawi canal on its own to get its share of water from the Ravi.

Winding up a debate on the budget of his ministry, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud Din said the work on the Ravi Tawi Canal was start

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Jammu: Days after refusing to give land to Punjab for the Shahpur Kandi project, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has started a survey for a project to divert the Ravi waters before the Ranjit Sagar Dam for filling the incomplete Ravi Canal.

The canal will take water to the

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan government may have been drawing a contingency plan to deal with its acute drinking water crisis, but it can do little to help the farmers get adequate water for irrigation.

The Opposition MLAs walked out of the Assembly on Wednesday protesting against inadequate supply of irrigation water to the farmers in Kota and Bikaner divisions of the State.

They alleged failure of the Government in procuring water from the Chambal and the Ravi-Beas river systems for the standing crops in Kota division and in the districts of Bikaner, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday requested neighbouring Punjab to release forthwith the State

The water level at the Ranjit Sagar Dam reservoir has been steadily declining as a result of less inflow of water from it for power generation and irrigation purposes during the past few weeks.