pong dam oustee

The Pong Dam reservoir in Kangra district. Construction of the dam started in 1961 on the Beas river, so that waters from its reservoir could be taken to the desert of Rajasthan and feed the extensive network of canal irrigation system there.(HT Photo)

Five decades on, Pong Dam oustees await rehabilitation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Naresh Thakur, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2020 05:23 PM IST
A total area of 75,000 acres, spread over 94 villages in Nurpur and Dehra tehsils in Himachal Pradesh, was acquired displacing 20,722 families and a population of 1.5 lakh.
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