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Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar has claimed that water is leaking from Sardar Sarovar Dam. Referring to the report of the Dam Safety Panel, he said that it is a serious threat to the safety of the dam and is a big challenge for 7 states including Madhya Pradesh. Also it exposes corruption in construction. Medha Patkar said these things in a discussion with the media in Bhopal on Monday.
Patkar further said that water is seeping from the wall of Sardar Sarovar Dam, which shows how unsafe it has become. This fact has come out from the documents of the Dam Safety Panel. He said that where the canal was not to be built, it was built in Gujarat. This was opposed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. There has been a lot of water wastage due to the construction of the canal.
Narmada water level will be affected
Medha Patkar said that today Narmada is dry. The people of Barwani and adjoining villages are struggling for drinking water. He said that a meeting of the Narmada Control Authority is going to be held on Tuesday. In this, the Government of Gujarat has proposed that the water of the dam should be reduced due to massive seepage of water from the wall of Sardar Sarovar Dam. If the proposal is approved, Gujarat will start operating the canals. This will adversely affect the water level of Narmada in Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh did not get the benefit of electricity generation
Patkar said that still the condition of Narmada river is very bad. The water flow has been affected in the nearby towns of Narmada like Barwani and Kasrawad. Patkar accused Madhya Pradesh of not getting the benefits of rehabilitation and power generation for not fulfilling the purpose of dam construction.
apprehension proved to be true
Devi Singh Patel, associated with the Narmada Bachao Andolan, said that the apprehensions that our organization was raising for 36 years, it is proving true. The water flow of Narmada has been badly affected at many places. Now the question is to save the existence of Narmada.