Ajas: The farmers of Ajas in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday expressed their sincere gratitude to the Tehsildar for fulfilling their long-pending demand of removing illegal encroachment on Zajiyari Nallah in Sadunara.
A group of farmers, while talking to the Kashmir Despatch, said that they have been waiting for the removal of encroachment for the last 25 years so that their paddy fields get irrigation water.
They added that they are extremely thankful to the district administration of Bandipora in general and Tehsildar Ajas in particular for taking such a bold step by removing encroachment from Zajiyari Nallah, which was stopping the smooth flow of water from this irrigation channel.
After removing encroachment from Zajiyari Nallah, farmers have also urged authorities for early desilting of irrigation canals. They said after desilting they will not face any difficulty irrigating their farms in the coming months.
It’s pertinent to mention that a team of district administrators led by Tehsildar Ajas Safiya Abdullah, the Irrigation Department, and a police team removed the encroachment made by local people on Zajiyari nullah on Thursday.
The administration has taken strict action, and two JCB machines were put on the job, and they removed the illegal structure and footbridges made on the land by people living around.