THE Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada
river has been exposed to more damages, according to a press release by
Narmada Bachao Andolan. More than
15,000 cubic megatonnes (cu mt) of
cement has been washed away in addition to an indefinite number of foundation rocks. A substantial section of the
sloping apron has been swept out too.
The damages now extend right upto
the toe of the dam in certain areas.
The fresh aggregate of detriments are estimated to be of greater m
tude than those found earlier this
when heaps of cement was f4
exposed in two stilling basins.
Besides pointing out the man ment's slips, the press release acc them of misusing crores of p money. It also charges them for do ing people about the dam's pow withstand floods. It may be noted the dam was severely ravage according to authorities, by a 'on 500 years- flood - in Septembeir 1 The Central Water Commission found out whose intensity was than "once in 100 years" floods.
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