Punjab Government on Friday constituted a state level committee to solve the perennial water logging problem in the southern districts of the state.
“This committee has been entrusted to prepare of an exhaustive surface and underground drainage infrastructure master plan for water-logged areas of southern Punjab for Identification of the extent of problem, causes of the problem, remedies, coordinated action plan and costs in the state,” said a Punjab government spokesperson, adding that the notification in this regard has been issued.
He said that this committee would be comprised of Gen BS Dhaliwal, Technical Advisor to Chief Minister as Chairman and Er. M. R. Goyal, SK Goyal, Chief Engineer/Drainage, Chief Engineer/Canals, Chief Engineer/Irrigation Power Research Institute, Director Central Design Office, Chief Engineer/ PWD(B&R), Chief Engineer/Mandi Board and Chief Engineer/Panchayati Raj (all as members).
He further said that the Committee would commence its work with immediate effect and would submit the report within 30 days. Every Chief Engineer would be assisted by one superintending Engineer and two Executive Engineers for this task. Principal Secretary Irrigation and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab would review the progress after two weeks.