Sunday, August 13, 2006

Check dam - the Latest Hope

Check dam across saurashtra are latest hope for Jamnagar and nearby areas.
Take a worst-case scenario. Dhrol in Jamnagar district faces water shortage throughout the year. With five check dams on the Und river, this year, it is expecting regular drinking water supply throughout. 
Minister of State for Water Supply says good rainfall combined with the enhanced storage capacity of the check dams has eased the drinking water situation. he added that where check dams were not possible, bori bunds (sandbag) have been put up to temporarily halt water flow to allow percolation. It is making a lot of impact on the water tables.

With water for at least another year secure in check dams, that's a new prayer too for Saurashtra.