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There should be no shortfall in rehabilitation-relief work of Sardar Sarovar Dam submergence hit -CM Shri Chouhan

14th Review Committee meeting of Narmada Control Authority concludes 

भोपाल : गुरूवार, नवम्बर 12, 2020, 19:35 IST

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued instructions to carry out relief work with full promptness for the rehabilitation of the submergence affected people of Sardar Sarovar dam. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presiding over the meeting of the 14th Review Committee of Narmada Control Authority. During the meeting it was informed that land, houses, roads, agricultural land of 76 villages of Madhya Pradesh had come in the submergence area when the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed for the first time in the year 2019.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the governments of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat will appoint arbitrators for exchange of necessary funds between the two governments for the damage done to Madhya Pradesh government due to less power production and rehabilitation, expenditure incurred on disposal of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, culverts, land acquisition, etc., of the people of submergence-affected areas.

Additional Chief Secretary Shri I.C.P Keshari said that agricultural land, houses, roads, bridges and culverts were submerged for the first time in 2019, after Sardar Sarovar Dam started overflowing, which has been identified by the Commissioner of Rehabilitation and Indore Division Divisional commissioner.

It was informed at the meeting that Madhya Pradesh government has lost Rs 904 crore due to less power generation from Sardar Sarovar Dam. For the first time due to overflowing of the dam, the state government has incurred a burden of about Rs 100 crore on new land acquisition and Rs 298.28 crore on new construction of damaged bridges, culverts and roads.

Member Engineering Narmada Valley Development Authority Shri Rajiv Kumar Shukla, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Sudam Khade and other officials were also present in the meeting.

Atul Khare
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