Water level of rivers receding due to mining halt: Parrikar
Panaji: In an unexpected fall out of halting of mining activity, the water level of rivers in the state has started dipping, the Goa government on Wednesday claimed.
"The water levels of the rivers have begun receding much before their seasonal period," Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters here.
"The lowering of water levels in rivers is the result of stoppage of mining activity. The water accumulated in the mining pits was pumped into the rivers annually, which is not happening now as the ore extraction has stopped. The water is still in the pits," he said.
The state government prevented shortage of drinking water by pumping water from one river into another, he said.
"The water was pumped from Mandovi into Opa river (which has a reservoir providing potable water to North Goa)," he said.
The water level in rivers that was supposed to dip in March, has already started receding, he claimed.
All the 90-odd working mining leases in the state are not operational following an interim ban on extraction and transportation of ore by the Supreme Court, pending report from the Central Empowered Committee.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stands in a queue at Pune wedding!
- India's second deadliest heatwave kills more than 2000 people
- Jamaat-e-Islami chief announces Rs 100 cr reward for PM Modi's arrest
- DNA: Captain Saurabh Kalia's torture at the hands of Pakistani Army
- DNA: Govt tests Maggi noodle samples from all states
- Check CHSE orrisharesults.nic.in, chseodisha.nic.in for Class 12 (Plus Two) Result 2015
- Will ask SC if India can pursue Captain Saurabh Kalia case against Pakistan in ICJ: Sushma Swaraj
- Salman, Aamir, Shah Rukh in a film together?
- Assam Board (seba.net.in & resultsassam.nic.in): SEBA HSLC / AHM class 10th Results 2015 to be announced today
- Anti-minority remarks by Sangh Parivar leaders 'uncalled for': Narendra Modi