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“Splendid Disaster Management”: Shivraj Chouhan on Stemming Dam Collapse- Newslength

The under-construction dam being constructed on the Karam river in Dhar district


Madhya Pradesh averted a significant catastrophe in tribal dominated Dhar and Khargone districts as a breach was reported within the Karam dam final week threatening inundation.

Villagers, who have been shifted to shelter camps following a dam collapse warning, returned to their properties after the water was launched by means of a channel on Sunday.

In 1979, Machchhu dam failure or Morbi catastrophe in Gujarat claimed 1,000 lives, based on authorities figures. However 42 years later, an analogous catastrophe was averted in Madhya Pradesh. It not solely saved the dam from collapse, but additionally prevented a minimum of 18 villages from being washed away in flash and damaging floods.

The heros included machine operators Shiv Kumar Kol, Pappu Kumar Mahto, Sanjay Bharti, Mohd Syed Alam and Ramesh Kumar Kol and their helpers, Pramod Kumar, Suraj Kumar Kol, Nitish Kumar, Amit and Jai Singh. They have been felicitated by Dhar collector on Independence day.

Members of NDRF and SDRF groups too who have been felicitated by the state authorities on the particular Independence Day occasion close to the dam website.

“Joy of saving lives and dam is matchless. We forgot to sleep and food for around 36 hours and didn’t fear losing our own lives, as our ultimate aim was to create the parallel channel as early as possible for the outflow of water from the dam. Having played a key role in saving lives and also the dam makes us feel proud and happy,” machine operator Sanjay Kumar Bharti, a resident of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, informed NDTV.

The under-construction dam being constructed on the Karam river in Dhar district since 2018 had developed leakage in its first check of large rain on August 11.

Authorities officers from Dhar and Khargone districts in addition to senior administrative and police officers from Indore and groups of specialists from Bhopal, apart from three cupboard ministers, had been tenting on the dam website since August 11.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan monitored developments from the Scenario Room in Bhopal and sat there for nearly 21 hours throughout the operation.

Mr Chouhan left the state of affairs Room situated at Mantralaya on Saturday at 2 am and was once more there on Sunday early morning. He additionally mentioned the state of affairs in a telephone name with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union dwelling minister Amit Shah and Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

He additionally had a dialogue with the member of Dam Security Authority, Vivek Tripathi, and an elaborate plan was made.

“Till Saturday there was a situation of release of about 10 cumecs, which was successfully increased three and a half times to 35 cumecs. The entire action was taken keeping in mind the safety of life and property. Once the drainage started, the earthen wall was expected to widen and allow more water to drain out, but till afternoon expected amount of water did not drain due to side wall. Then the effort was started to create a completely safe environment by removing maximum water from the dam as soon as possible,” Chief Minister Chouhan revealed how the operation progressed.

Water began popping out from the bypass channels from Saturday 9 pm. On Sunday, round similar time Mr Chouhan introduced, “Crisis is over for all 18 villages now. Successful handling of situation arisen out of leakage in Karam Dam is an excellent example of splendid disaster management.”

Because of the laborious work of all of the heroes of Operation Karam in three days, the water that was 15.49 MCM on Thursday got here to 2.93 MCM on Sunday evening.



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