Hajin: Defunct pumps at lift irrigation stations in Hajin area of Bandipora District have curtailed irrigation facility to 25 thousands Kanals of paddy land with locals saying that they do not even have water to rise paddy nursery.
A local resident Sarafraz Ahmad told Kashmir Reader during this vital period when we have to sow the paddy seeds and prepare the land for raising a rice nursery there is no water around.We have three lift irrigation stations that cater to Hajan area and only one station that irrigates Krazler is functional rest are defunct.
The residents said that the repair work on these pumps should have been completed during winters so that they could be functional at present.
One of the locals Abdul Ahad Dar of Bonikhan area said that they employed their own a potable pump to get water for the raising the paddy nursery, anguished that if the pumps are not operational within few days, raising of paddy crop seems bleak.
When contacted Executive Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Sumbal Qazi Ghulam Jeelani, said that as per his information all the lifting stations in the area are functional.