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Villagers, NRIs chip in for firefighting system

Kaddon (Doraha): To take a look at crop blazes and fire incidents, residents of this village have were given a firefighting machine of their very own with the help of NRIs. Villagers and round 20 NRIs, who have shaped NGO Nishkam Sewa Society for various development works, raised cash for the machine.
Parminder Singh, village head, mentioned there have been fire incidents in fields throughout crop harvesting season and farm machinery additionally catches flames. He mentioned the fire protection division has tenders at Khanna, which is round 15 km from here, in order that they thought as an alternative of waiting they will have to buy one themselves.

“Last yr, a fireplace had engulfed 15 to 20 acres and we had to extinguish it via throwing water from buckets. The firefighting gadget value us Rs 1.7 lakh. It is a tractor-operated gadget with 5,000-litre water tank fitted with a pump. It attracts power from the tractor. There are two water pipes fitted with the gadget and these measure round 100 feet and 200 feet. The pipes can spray water to a distance of 50 metres. The tractor-driven machine can succeed in the place a fireplace mushy cannot,” he mentioned.

“Now we will be able to additionally regulate fires in properties, even though these aren't not unusual within the village. Besides, this system is being used to water round one thousand saplings planted via villagers to extend inexperienced duvet,” mentioned Bharpur Singh, who was a part of the staff that doused ultimate yr’s fire within the village fields. He added that the gadget had 3 taps at the back of the tank, which was used for consuming water throughout spiritual functions.

The villagers mentioned they have numerous tractors with which the gadget was suitable and there have been numerous volunteers educated to make use of it. “We have round one-lakh-litre water capacity tank within the village from the place we draw water. The highest a part of this system is that the water is filled in a few mins, so we will be able to briefly reply to fire incidents,” mentioned Surjeet Singh, an elderly farmer. He added that they had been thankful to NRIs and other villagers for contributing to the ability.

The NRIs, in the meantime, mentioned they had been doing their bit for their village.

“We really feel satisfied that the village has a firefighting gadget. We need our village to have highest facilities,” mentioned Gurdeep Singh, an NRI from Surrey, Canada.

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