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Gaur reviews Kerwa Dam water supply scheme

IF ALL goes well, the proposed Kerwa Dam water supply scheme will benefit residents of 32 villages of Ratibad area. Villages of this area are facing acute water crisis due to declining ground water levels. Minister for Industries Babulal Gaur today reviewed the Kerwa Dam water supply scheme.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 13:45 IST

IF ALL goes well, the proposed Kerwa Dam water supply scheme will benefit residents of 32 villages of Ratibad area. Villages of this area are facing acute water crisis due to declining ground water levels. Minister for Industries Babulal Gaur today reviewed the Kerwa Dam water supply scheme.

According to an official press release, the implementation of this scheme would benefit 26,000 villagers of these villages. According to the World Bank-aided scheme, it was proposed that height of pick up weir should be increased by one meter. This would provide an additional .2 cubic meter of water.

If the height of pick-up weir were increased to 2.5 or 3 meters along with checking the seepage from the dam’s gates, additional .5 cubic meter of water would be made available for water supply. Gaur directed the officials of Pubic Health Engineering and Water Resource Department to convene a joint meeting in this regard on March 20.

The release added, the present scheme would cost Rs 15 crore. He also told PHE officials to re-start the water supply scheme of Mendora and Mendori villages. This scheme was handed over to the village panchayat in 1992.

But, the scheme was stopped as the village panchayat failed to pay the electricity bills. Gaur also directed officials to complete the construction of stop dam at Kaliasot river near Sarvadharma Colony. Gaur had announced to provide an amount of Rs 7 lakh for the construction of this stop dam.