State to launch project to tame Ghaggar fury

In an attempt to tame Ghaggar, which has caused floods in the region, the Punjab Government is launching an ambitious project to increase the siphon capacity at Khanauri, near Sangrur.

The Rs 137-crore project, which would be launched by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal later this week, would double the siphon capacity, which at present is 13,000 cusecs.