Bihar Dam Collapse : A shocking event happen in Bihar, Gateshwar Panth Canal Project worth 389.31 crore and was all set to inaugural by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The Gateshwar Panth Canal Dam collapse in Bihar just before 24 hours before the inauguration ceremony.
According to the Lallan Singh, Head of Minister of Water Resources said that The Dam broke due to release of water in full capacity. The incident has not caused any damage to newly constructed part of the project. Due to this mishap the inauguration ceremony is cancelled.
According to the report it is said that the Bateshwarasthan Ganga Pump Canal Project was prepared by the govt. under irrigation scheme at kahagaon in Bhagalpur. The govt. of Bihar has spent Rs. 389.31 core on this scheme.
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The Gateshwar Panth Canal Project is very old and long time taking project, the main purpose of making dam to collect water in canal so that farmers should not face any problem. Jharkhand was also to be benefited from this project. Through this project, the irrigation facility would have been available in 18620 hectares in Bhagalpur and 22658 hectares in Godda district of Jharkhand.
Initially, this was just 13.88 crore plan but in January 1977, the Planning Commission had approved the scheme at a cost of Rs 13.88 crore. (ANI)
Many low-lying areas facing water logging problem as soon as reports several reports of dam broke occur officials immediately reached the spot.