Yamuna erodes land in two villages in Sonepat
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 13:38
Sonepat: While water level in Yamuna reached close to the danger mark, the river has started eroding land near two villages of the district and is already posing a threat to a few others, an official said.

The Yamuna river has eroded 20 to 25 acres of Manoli Tonki village and 15 to 20 acres of land in Jajal village towards Haryana, the district Tehsildar Braham Parkash said.

"The water level in the river is still rising and if this trend continues there will be a threat to other villages of the area," Prakash told reporters here today.

The Yamuna river is once again in spate following the release of more water from the Hathnikund barrage near Yamunanagar after heavy rains lashed the catchment areas of the river during the past few days.

An alert has been sounded by the district and police administration in 50 villages which are situated along the Yamuna bed here.

Meanwhile, officials of the irrigation department have intensified patrolling on the Yamuna embankments and are closely monitoring the situation.

The water level in the river had touched 205.92 metres on August 25.


First Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 13:38

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