Jamshedpur : Irrigation system of Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project (SMP) is facing the brunt of the departmental apathy.
It was exposed as the branch irrigation canal at village Bhadudih under Chandil block has been breached. The canal passing through the village has been totally dilapidated that exposed the negligence in construction of the canal.
The local villagers are angry over the fact that they are not getting waters to irrigate their land. The farmers are totally depended on canal waters for irrigation purpose all through the year.
About 100 acres of agricultural land are affected due to paucity of irrigation waters, the villagers lamented.
“We sow Wheet, mustard, potato, cauliflower, onions on our land, but till now we have not able to till our land,” said a villager adding that the locals are seeking contributions to mend the damaged branch canal.