Jammu and Kashmir: Ellicott Dredger at Work (VIDEO)
An ambitious project to salvage Kashmir’s lifeline river Jhelum has started to yield positive results.
Jhelum, which is a main source of irrigation in the Valley, has been marred by extensive siltation in last few decades. In absence of any conservation measures, the river had lost its carrying capacity and led to blockage of its lone outflow channel in Baramulla, posing a risk of floods in the Valley.
Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for Irrigation and Flood Control, said that the US made dredgers have expedited the conservation process.
The dredgers have been manufactured by US-based Ellicott Dredges, one of the oldest manufacturers of dredging equipments. Incidentally, Ellicott Dredges had supplied the first dredger for conservation of Jhelum in 1960.
Dredging Today Staff, September 27, 2013