On 16th May, 2018, farmers in Sirsa district of Haryana protested outside the office of the Superintending Engineer demanding that water should be released into canals for irrigation. Farmers are rightly angry about the fact that water is not being released into canals. In their appeal to the CM, they have clearly written that if the government does not provide a just hearing to their demands then they will be forced to call for a massive protest of farmers in the region.
The canals of the district have been closed for the past two months. Because of this, green fodder crops in the field are drying up. Narma, cluster beans, cotton, moong dal (green gram) are the common crops in the district and require a lot of water for sowing. Water supply to areas where these crops are being grown has been stopped. Moreover, the ground water in Sirsa is not suitable to be used for irrigation.