– Dams should be developed as tourist destinations : Dhiman
Hoshiarpur: The President of Social Democratic Party, Jai Gopal Dhiman describing the pitiful condition of Damsal Dam near Mehngrowal in Kandi area of Hoshiarpur said that financial problems of Punjab Government have ruined the developmental projects. He praised the employees of irrigation department who have still been providing the irrigation facility to the farmers of 10 villages with their efforts.
Jai Goapl Dhiman said that the Electricity Department cut the supply to the dam 4 years ago because of non-payment of electricity bills. He further said that thus there has been no drinking water facility for the employees of irrigation department working at the dam and they have to bring the water in bottles from Mehngrowal.
He said that lights are a big requirement during night because of the wild animals but the 19 lights are off because of no electricity connection.
Jai Gopal Dhiman said that there has been no communication device like wireless or telephone to inform the head quarters during emergency conditions. He also said that there has been no first aid kits, safety boats, etc.
He demanded that the Punjab Government must develop the Damsal dam according to the guidelines and also to restore the electricity connection of the dam.
Dams should be developed as tourist destinations : Dhiman
Jai Gopal Dhiman also demanded to develop a number of dams in Kandi area of Hoshiarpur as tourist destinations. He named, Dholwaha dam, Janauri dam, Damsal dam and Chohal dam.
He said that this move could earn profits for the Government and also recreational place for the general public.