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Goa gives up on Tillari as canal breaks again

 

File photo of canal damage in Feb '13

Goa government has given up hope of restoring Tillari dam water for the state as the canal got damaged once again at Sateli in Maharashtra, where it was washed away last month.

The state government is thus preparing itself for alternates to Tillari water that partially serves drinking water to Bardez taluka and for irrigation in parts of Bicholim taluka.

“With the poor construction quality of the canals in Maharashtra, there is hardly any chance of getting water supply on regular basis”, said chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

Water resources minister Dayanand Mandrekar in fact said it is impossible to rely upon Tillari water supply any more.

The issue was raised by Tivim MLA Kiran Kandolkar during zero hour today afternoon.

As a damage control measure, Parrikar said the department has decided to pump out water from mining pits in Advalpal, 20 MLD from the pit belonging to ILPL and 30 MLD from Sesa Goa pit.

In addition, water would also be lifted from Chandel in Pernem.

From long term point of view, Mandrekar said the department plans to increase water supply capacity of Amthane and Ladfe dams.

Bardez was taking almost 100 MLD drinking water from Tillari water supply.

“With Tillari problem, Bardez supply would be reduced by almost 25 per cent”, said Parrikar.

He however told the people not to get panic as the government has already made alternate arrangement.

He also informed the House that the Maharashtra officials have assured to restore water in three to four days.

Mandrekar however said it sounds difficult since Maharashtra government has put mud on a long sheet to release water rather than repairing the damaged canal with rubbles and concrete. 


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ThisCanal has to be repaired with ferrocement lining, once this is done there will be no leakages to the entire strech and will last for min 20-25 years without futher repairs. we have out factory at Pilerne Industrial estate - ( Under construction) and can take up such projects as a challange and serve our Goa.

 
Vijaykumar Bandodkar , Goa

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