People s movement to save district from floods

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  • | Tuesday | 23rd February, 2021

Aparna BanerjiTribune News ServiceJalandhar February 21Amid kisan andolan (farmers’ protest) an alternate people’s movement is taking place on the Sutlej riverbed to save people and crops from floods.
Accumulation of silt at Gidderpindi (bridge) was termed as one of the prime reasons for widespread havoc caused by floods in 2019.
Work on desilting the bridge had begun in September 2020 but was stalled due to rains and farmers’ stir.
First floods wreaked havoc in the area and now agri laws pushed by the Centre are testing our nerves.
—Salwinder Singh Jania District chief Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh CommitteeSeechewal said “Gidderpindi bridge is instrumental in ensuring smooth flow of river.

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