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NCA allows use of seepage and dead water of Sardar Sarovar: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

today said the problem of potable water stands resolved as the (NCA) has allowed the use of seepage and dead water of the on the

Rupani also said that as many as 10,000 villages and 167 cities in the state will not face any problem of drinking water until July this year.

"The (NCA) in a meeting held recently sanctioned the use of seepage and dead water of the Sardar Sarovar dam," the said on the sidelines of an event in the city.

The government had reportedly sought permission of the NCA to utilise the dam water through Special Irrigation Bypass Tunnel (IBPT) after the water level in the (SSD) fell to an alarmingly low level.

The NCA held a meeting with state officials on February 9.

The storage in the SSD fell by 45 per cent, the lowest in the last 15 years, mainly due to poor rainfall in last monsoon.

Besides and Madhya Pradesh, and are the two other beneficiary states of the project.

"Usually, the state receives about nine million acre feet (MAF) of water. Of this, 0.20 MAF is given for industrial use. However, this year, the state has received only 4.71 MAF water," Dr J N Singh said today.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 22:35 IST