Fate of Ranvir Canal does not look promising

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The river Ranvir has huge area coverage with almost 60 kms of its length extending in Jammu, RS Pura and Bishnah. On its way, it passes 12 panchayats and as many as 489 villages. The farmers of these regions depend largely on this river for the irrigation purposes when the rain fails to reach them. The famous Basmati Rice particular of the RS Pura region wouldn’t be possible without the water of this river. Thus, giving us one of the many reasons as to why this river needs immediate attention.

The river holds a religious place in the history too. It happens to be associated with the Mahabharatha Period, the Buddhist period, the Mughal period along with the Dogra Culture. Since the very Maharaja took to his own hands the construction of this river, he called upon foreign engineers for this very purpose. It also adds to the beauty of the parks that were built alongside its banks in 2004.

The river has also seemed to have witnessed many people drowning either while crossing it or while performing some religious acts along its banks. Effort has to be put in from the government to keep a check on all these aspects.

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