Chief Secretary visits Narmada dam, says water level low but no issue in drinking water supply


Chief Secretary J N Singh today visited Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya of Narmada district after which he said that the water level in the all important dam was in fact low.

He, however, said that despite it there won’t be any dearth of drinking water for people of Gujarat.

Talking to newsmen Singh said that though there won’t be any supply for irrigation of summer crops, the drinking water supply would remain as usual. The water from irrigation tunnels would be reverted for drinking purposes.

He also said that looking at the lowering level of water in the reservoir, a cap on the daily discharge has also been put.

Notably, Singh had earlier sought reports from all the district collectors and Municipal commissioners about water needs and availability during coming summer.

Singh, today also visited the site of statue of unity project on Sadhu bet near Kevadiya for physical review it progress.

He said that the project will see completion by October end.


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