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Talks on Massanjore Dam impasse in right direction: Official

Press Trust of India  |  Dumka (Jharkhand) 

Talks to end the impasse over painting the walls of the were heading towards the "best solution", Deputy Kumar said today.

Kumar held a meeting here with officials from district of neighbouring in a bid to resolve the deadlock.

"The talks went through a positive .. We are heading towards the best solution and the officials who came (from Birbhum) have also made commitment for that," Kumar told reporters here.

Stating that the talks were centred around three issues - law and order, painting and the writing on the welcome gate, Kumar said, "I have kept all the issues in front of the officials (from Birbhum) and they understood them. If necessary, I will talk to DM and other senior officials of district."

The controversy erupted on August 3 when Jharkhand's ruling dispensation objected to the government's move to paint the interstate dam's walls in shades of white and blue.

had said that BJP workers had erased the word 'Bengal' from the dam's welcome gate and inserted the phrase 'Jharkhand' over it, and also covered the 'Biswa Bangla' logo with that of Jharkhand's.

The saffron party activists had also claimed that Jharkhand's name and logo were removed by the police on August 4, a charge denied by it.

ADM (Development) Ranjan Kumar Jha said the discussion that took place in today's meeting would be conveyed to the DM and other officials concerned.

The also called Dam, across the Mayurakshi river, was commissioned in 1955. The reservoir has an area of 67.4 square km when full and a storage capacity of 620,000,000 cubic metres.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:10 IST