A car wades through a flooded road at Gujra Duddhan village
PATIALA: Blockage in a seasonal rivulet passing through various villages of Patiala district in Devigarh has led to inundation of agricultural fields in a number of villages in the area.
The recent rains in the catchment area of the drain caused flooding in some low-lying areas in Sasi Brahmana, Sasitheh, Haripur, Sasagujjar and Dharmeri villages, causing concerns among the farmers.
The farmers in these villages said it had become an annual affair for the rivulet to flood low-lying fields in the villages. They have demanded that the rivulet should be dug at least 20 feet deep and the embankments on both sides should be raised by at least 5 feet to prevent flooding of the agricultural fields.
Ramandeep Singh Bains, executive engineer along with other officials of the drainage department, visited the affected areas on Wednesday and initiated measures to remove the wild growth from the rivulet due to which the flooding had been caused.