Thane dam`s construction quality to be probed

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 13:24

Thane: The Khudkhud dam in the Jawhar taluka
of the district, that was built at a cost of several crore rupees two years, has developed major cracks, causing leakages.

These cracks came to light during the site visit by State
for Minister of State for Tribal Development Rajendra Gavit
and Additional Chief Secretary (Relief and Rehabilitation) J S
Saharia.
Questioning the quality of work that went into the
construction of the dam, the minister has ordered an enquiry
into it.

The minister also discussed issues pertaining to the
project-affected people in tribal areas.

"Crores of rupees have gone into drain in the
construction of these damns and hundreds of villagers, who
have given their lands for the project are in a fix now," he
told reporters.

Over 85 per cent of the project affected people due to
the irrigation projects in the district are still far from
rehabilitation, the minister was informed.
Gavit and Saharia moved round Girnoli of Palghar,
Talavali of Vikramgadh, Chambarseth and Lendhi Khadkhad of
Jawhar and had a dialogue with the villagers of these villages
and the project affected and got the feedback about the
issues.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 13:24

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