BBMB asked to resolved silt problem in Himachal’s Balh valley

Shimla: Heeding to Himachal’s concerns, Chairman and members of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) would soon be visiting silt affected area in Balh valley of Mandi district to resolve the issue with the affected farmers.

A high level delegation led by AB Aggarwal, Chairman, BBMB met the Chief Minister PK Dhumal today in Shimla and assured of the follow up steps on this issue.

The chief minister said that Balh Valley was one of the best fertile valleys of the State where the farmers had been affected with the silt drainage resulting into infertility of the land and low crop yield. He said that the issue had been raised repeatedly during district level grievances committee meetings and no permanent solution to the problem has been found. He said BBMB needed to take such issues seriously and visit the affected people to listen to their grievances and solve the problem once for all.

AB Aggarwal, Chairman, BBMB, assured the Chief Minister that the members of BBMB would soon visit the affected area to assess the situation and meet affected people to come to logical conclusion.

Balh valley has been facing serious serious silt problem being discharged from the Beas-Satluj link reservoir at Sundernagar being managed by BBMB.

The State government and BBMB has been at loggerheads on this issue and recently at a grievance committee meeting, Ravinder Ravi, minister for Irrigation and Public Health, had ordered the arrest of a BBMB high official.

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