Ujjain: After alleged failure to supply sufficient water for pilgrims on Shanishchari Amavasya and subsequent transfers of the then collector and commissioner, the district administration is not leaving any stone upturned in arrangements for Makar Sankranti. Divisional commissioner, collector, IG and SP took stock of arrangements ahead of the festival on Wednesday.
Keeping in view to supplying sufficient amount of clean water to pilgrims at banks of the river Kshipra, newly transferred district commissioner Ajeet Kumar and collector Shashank Mishra inspected all places from where Kshipra flows. On this occasion officials of public health engineering department, revenue department, water resources and management department, NVDA (National valley development authority), collector Dewas Shrikant Pandey were also present.
Ninora stop dam dries up, most of Narmada water siphoned off by villagers Commissioner and collector reached stop dam in Ninora village and talked to authorities. According officials concerned Narmda water was pumped on January 3 which took 30 hours to reach the stop dam.
Most of the water was siphoned off by villagers in between. The officials instructed villagers not to use water till Makar Sankranti and also instructed ADM GS Dabar to look into the situation. The officials also instructed officials concerned to make announcements in villages near the dam as and when the water will be released for Kshipra. Almpur Udana dam also visited by commissioner and collector
Both collector and commissioner inspected dam in Almpur Udana and talked to sarpanch Bharat Sharma. They urged villagers not to use water from the dam till January 14. Commissioner and collector also found that dam in Khokariya village too had dried-up. They instructed officials concerned to open all gates of the dam for smooth flow of water coming from Narmada.
When collector and commissioner reached barrage on Kshipra at Dewas, officials of NVDA and irrigation departments informed them that sufficient amount of water will reach Ujjain if the water level in barrage touches 492.3 metres. The officials also visited stop dam in Jalod village to ensure smooth water supply to banks in Ujjain.
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