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Dam breach: Aaditya parries query on minister's 'crab' comment

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
Aaditya Thackeray, chief of the Shiv Sena's youth wing, said on Wednesday that instead of debating how the Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district breached, need of the hour was to take measures to protect every dam.
He was interacting with students in Solapur district.
A student asked for his comment on state water conservation minister and Shiv Sena leader Tanaji Sawant's remark that crabs had hollowed out the dam's wall, leading to the breach.
The comment had caused widespread outrage.
"Instead of debating how the dam breached, whether due to crabs or any other reason, the need of the hour is to keep all dams safe and construct new ones in areas which need them," Thackeray said.
The Tiware dam breach earlier this month claimed at least 18 lives as several downstream villages were inundated.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 11:10 PM IST

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