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  Metros   Mumbai  06 Sep 2019  Narmada likely to overflow, families shifted

Narmada likely to overflow, families shifted

THE ASIAN AGE. | HARSHADA PARAB
Published : Sep 6, 2019, 4:40 am IST
Updated : Sep 6, 2019, 4:40 am IST

Incessant rains have lead to an increased water level in the Narmada dam, which has affected 15 villages in Nadurbar district.

Narmada river
 Narmada river

Mumbai: Narmada Bachao Andolan group has written a letter to chief engineer of the Narmada Vikas Vibhag seeking details of the number of project-affected people (PAP).

Incessant rains have lead to an increased water level in the Narmada dam, which has affected 15 villages in Nadurbar district. “The maximum limit of the Narmada dam is 138 metres and the water level has not increased more than 134 metres. However, due to continuous rainfall, there is a strong possibility that the water would overflow. We have shifted families from a few villages but the exact number is not available as of now,” said Nadurbar district collector Dr Rajendra Bharude.

According to the executive engineer, survey for the people living above 138.68 metres and 141.21 meters has not been performed. “If water level increases, how will the state government reach out to them?” asked Latika Rajput, an activist.

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