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Rajasthan may cut MP's share in Chambal water

Rajasthan is likely to reduce Madhya Pradesh's share in Chambal river water to recover the amount of the natural resource being used by the neighbouring state by constructing dams in catchment areas of Gandhi Sagar, official sources said here today.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2003 15:58 IST

Rajasthan is likely to reduce Madhya Pradesh's share in Chambal river water to recover the amount of the natural resource being used by the neighbouring state by constructing dams in catchment areas of Gandhi Sagar, official sources said here today.

Rajasthan makes available 50 per cent of the water in Chambal project to Madhya Pradesh for irrigation. The availability is assessed annually.

A large number of smaller dams have lately been constructed by Madhya Pradesh in the catchment area of Gandhi Sagar stopping the flow of water in it which has deprived Rajasthan of its share.

"To recoup the water Rajasthan may decide to deduct the amount, from the irrigation water being provided to Madhya Pradesh from Chambal project", sources said.

The meeting of the 25th Chambal command area development authority, presided over by command area development commissioner, Manoharkant, a senior IAS officer, resolved to send a proposal to the state government for the deduction, sources said.

"If the state government agrees to the proposal the quantum of water being stopped in catchment areas of Gandhi Sagar will be assessed and deducted accordingly from the 50 per cent share of Madhya Pradesh in Chambal river water", the sources added.

First Published: Jun 12, 2003 15:58 IST