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Height of 7 dams to be raised in Mahendragarh

Will help in flood control, rainwater harvesting I Improve water table

Height of 7 dams to be raised in Mahendragarh

A view of a dam at Musnota village in Mahendragarh. - File Photo



Tribune News Service

Ravinder Saini

Mahendragarh, January 23

The state government has decided to raise the height of seven dams located at Niyamatpur, Nayan, Musnota and Lujota villages in Nangal Choudhary region here and make them concrete with stone pitching work.

The move aims at harvesting rainwater and adopting flood control measures to improve the water table, which has already reached an alarming level in several villages of the district.

Groundwater level low

The groundwater level has dropped drastically due to inadequate steps for recharging it. The condition of the water table is also alarming in Ateli and Mahendragarh blocks of the district. Sources

700 check dams in dist

Over 700 check dams in the district have already been created. They are filled with rainwater. The level of the wells located nearby the areas of check dams has gone up considerably. Hari Ram Yadav, soil conservation officer

System in place

After raising the height, rainwater in a large quantity can be stored in the dams. The Borewell injection system has been put in place in the district to bring down rainwater to the ground. Ajay Kumar, DC

A sum of Rs 9 crore will be spent on the project.

“The groundwater level has dropped drastically, especially in Nijampur, Nangal Choudhary and Narnaul blocks of the district due to inadequate steps for recharging groundwater,” sources said.

Hari Ram Yadav, Soil Conservation Officer, said two each such dams were located in Niyamatpur, Nayan and Musnota, while one was in Lukota. The height would be raised from one to two meters, he added.

“The groundwater level of the wells located nearby the areas of check dams at Musnota village has gone up considerably. It has also minimised the possibility of soil erosion, besides enhancing the productivity of crops,” said Yadav.

He said in the rainy season, water flowing from the hill areas caused flood-like situations in many villages located on the foothills. Now, excess water would be stored in dams after raising their capacity to keep the situation in control, he added.

Deputy Commissioner Ajay Kumar said the state government vowed to conserve every drop of rain water under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, which was yielding positive results in the district.

“After raising the height, rainwater in a large quantity can be stored in the dam that will prove useful for the surrounding areas. The Borewell injection system has been put in place in the district to bring down rainwater to the ground,” the DC added.

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