Ferozepur: Punjab government would seek the
intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of
the heavy inflow of river water in Satluj from Pakistan
towards Ferozepur district, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal
said on Friday.
He told mediapersons here that he would soon take up the
matter with the Prime Minister to seek his personal
intervention since it was an issue between the two countries.
The state government could not directly get involved in
it and only the Centre was authorized to take up this
matter with the government of Pakistan, he said.
Referring to the problem of drinking water in Ferozepur
area, Badal said all villages in Punjab would be covered under
potable water scheme by March 31, 2012.
He directed the State Power Corporation Limited to
release power connections to village panchayats on a priority
basis with in a week.
Presiding over Sangat Darshan comprising 193 village
panchayats of Guruharshai assembly constituency at village
Gajniwala, Mamujoian and Panje Ke Uttar, Badal also asked the
Chairman Puncom to ensure 24-hour un-interrupted power supply
to the water works and schools in the state.
He also ordered the Corporation to release power
connections to those agriculturalists who were cultivating
their land across the border fence.