A dam, constructed to supply drinking water to residents of parched Malsisar village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, broke, causing flood in the entire region on March 31. A week later, the villagers are still wading through water...
JCB machines remove the silt left after the Rs 588-crore dam, constructed under the Kumbharambh Arya Lift Project, inundated the entire village
People hold ropes to wade through the water, which was supposed to quench the thirst of residents in 1,473 villages in Khetri and Jhunjhunu districts
A man keeps things on his terrace to dry after the storage tank of the dam, which contained 4,400 million litres, burst and two-thirds of the water entered houses and shops in the area
Villagers allege and construction officials, on condition of anonymity, accept that use of sub-standard materials in construction of the dam led to this catastrophe, which caused losses in lakhs.