ndian Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal yesterday visited a Farakka fusillade as great as pronounced all a sluice gates will be transposed with latest ones over a subsequent 5 years.
The minister’s revisit to Farakka comes after West Bengal Chief Minister flagged a emanate of dual damaged sluice gates during Farakka Barrage during a assembly with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh upon Feb 22.
These gates let additional water upsurge from a Ganges in to Bangladesh.
“The existent sluice gates during Farakka Barrage have been as well aged to duty properly. New gates will be commissioned inside of a subsequent 5 years,” Bansal told reporters in Baharampur in Murshidabad in West Bengal after inspecting a barrage.
The sluice embankment no sixteen has already been remade though correct work of a embankment no 13, that has collapsed, will be finished soon, Bansal said.
The apportion pronounced dredging of a stream Bhagirathi, a Ganges tributary, will not be taken up now. He combined that a upsurge of a stream was during benefaction normal.
West Bengal arch apportion Mamata, during her assembly with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had demanded evident correct of a dual damaged gates. She claimed that by these gates about 80 per cent of a water from a stream upsurge in to Bangladesh obscure a water levels of a Bhagirathi.
India as great as Bangladesh share a Ganges water as per a covenant sealed in 1996.
Mamata had additionally pronounced that a tumble in water spin in Bhagirathi in jeopardy irrigation, appetite prolongation as great as navigability of Kolkata as great as Haldia Ports as great as additionally a supply of jubilee H2O in a area.
She pronounced officials of her state rescued a damaged gates in Jun as great as Dec final year.