CHARSADDA: Farmers of several villages in Tangi tehsil of Charsadda district have appealed to the government to remove illegal water passages set up by people from a major canal to irrigate their lands. Farmers from Saifullah Khan Qilla, Haji Sahib Killay, Shago Killay, Naqo Killay and Barlan area in Tangi tehsil complained that water from the local canal has been diverted to lands by many people, while lands of many other farmers at tail end get insufficient water as a result. Haider Ali Khan advocate and several other farmers of Tangi said that their lands received water from Malakand region through Behram Dheri route but some people had created blockades to irrigate their lands while causing damage to lands in Tangi area. They demanded Senior Minister Sikandar Sherpao and Irrigation Department to ensure equal supply of water to all fields in Tangi and other areas. The farmers called for cleaning the canals since much water is wasted as desilting has not been done since long.