CWPRS to suggest flood control measures in U`khand

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 18:58

New Delhi: The Centre is dispatching a team of experts to rain-ravaged Uttarakhand to recommend flood control guidelines for the Ganga river and suggest future constructions in riverside areas.

Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat has asked a team from Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune to visit Haridwar for the overview of flood control measures and suggest remedial options.

Haridwar is incidentally the Lok Sabha constituency of Rawat.
The CWPRS team, alongwith the state Irrigation department engineers, will visit the affected areas where Ganga is cutting its embankments.

After assessing the flow and water discharge of Ganga at Haridwar, the team will evolve a Simulation Model that will act as guideline for flood control measures and future constructions in the riverside areas.

The team will also suggest immediate measures for flood control and check the soil erosion along the river banks there, a statement from the ministry said here.
CWPRS has already evolved a Simulation Model for Delhi for flood control and bridge construction over Yamuna at different locations, as well as various construction activities along the river banks.

CWPRS has also given tips for flood control of Kosi river in Bihar and Ganga at Farakka in West Bengal.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 18:58

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