OUR STAFF REPORTER MUZAFFARGARH - The Irrigation Department has been failed to repair flood breaches in Tulheri Canal. Last night, 40-feet breach occurred in Mouza Panja near Murad Abad and 150 acres lands and 12 houses were inundated. Sources said that Muzaffargarh branch comes from Tulheri Canal near Head Mohammad Wali and its capacity was 600 cusecs. When the the limit crossed, the breach occurred and the situation was similar to that of in 2010. They added that the breaches were occurred at the same places of last year in July but the Irrigation Department had ignored it. The people of Mouza Panja were displaced and their houses were affected and also 150 acres to 200 acres crops and orchards were affected. DCO Tahir Khursheed took strict action against Irrigation officials and also formed inquiry teams to probe the matter. He said strict action will be taken against responsible officials when some irrigation officials alleged that some local landowners had been involved. Irrigation Executive Engineer Mohammad Rasheed said that there was no funds for repair of breaches, adding that he sent many letters to the irrigation secretary for funds but no positive response came from there. On Wednesday afternoon, the breach was closed by local people and the Irrigation officials. Watercourses being repaired: Rehabilitation work at 554 watercourses of Muzaffargarh district is underway. The watercourses were damaged by floods, Madam Shehla, the coordinator of NGOs working there, said. She said most watercourses would be repaired till the next month. The farmers appreciated and thanked them. However, Mojiz Foundation representatives Mr Parvaiz and Ramesh Singh said that following the instructions of the DCO and Irrigation Department, their teams were busy in repairing the watercourses. Flood victims get cash: The SPO, a non-governmental organisation, distributed cash among flood-affected people in Qasba Gujrat here on Wednesday. SPO representative Mr Tasadque Hussain said that 2,100 people had been registered but only 300 people Rs25,000 in two installments. Mr Nadeem said that there was three phases. At first, the cash was distributed among agri people. Lather it will be given to those work at home while the third phase will start for women from next week. Project manager Mr Parvaiz Ansari said that in collaboration with DCO and CARE International, the cash was distributed through ATM Card of Tameer Bank. He said if any official is found involved in corruption, a strict action would be taken. Irshad Bibi and Munir Hussain thanked SPO and said that it was great programme for flood-affected people as they could now restart their business of tailoring and embroidery.