Sunday, September 7, 2014
RAINS CREATE CRACKS IN B’NGIR CHECK DAM 2,000 NEARBY RESIDENTS TO BE AFFECTED Monday, 08 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
RAINS CREATE CRACKS IN B’NGIR CHECK DAM 2,000 NEARBY RESIDENTS TO BE AFFECTED
Monday, 08 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The incessant rain and flow of rain water have developed cracks in a check dam constructed over Laxmi stream which flows through the Balangir town.
A month ago, surging rainwater had damaged a side of the dam but it had been plugged by putting sand bags there. Once the wall is breached, it would affect about 2,000 residents of three nearby localities. Further, if the dam becomes defunct, it would trigger water shortage in the district headquarters town and aaffect a lot of people who use the water on daily basis.
Meanwhile a civic body official said that the maintenance of check dams and ponds inside the municipality area had been handed over to the Minor Irrigation (MI) department.
“We are aware of the problem and `10 lakh has been sanctioned for repair work. Once the rain stops, the repair work would begin,” said MI department SDO MR Satpathy.