Parambikulam dam shutter is still unrepaired due to lack of funds
After the shutter in Parambikulam Dam was washed away during the last monsoon, the Tami Nadu state water resources department had asked the officials to conduct a proper inspection of all the reservoirs.
The officials were asked to conduct an inspection of shutters in all 90 reservoirs of the state. However, the water resources department has failed to replace or repair the shutters citing a lack of funds.
Even after the officials conducted a detailed inspection of the shutters and gave a report, the state water resources department did not take any action. It may be noted that if a shutter is damaged and washed away, then it means that there would be overflow leading to floods and even loss of lives.
Sources in the Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department said that the department could not take this further due to a lack of funds with the department.
The officials also said that Poondi reservoir, one of the most important reservoirs in Chennai that provides drinking water to the city needs some minor maintenance works.
The state water resources department has been conducting inspections in all reservoirs since January, but even after providing detailed proposals, the department is not able to take this forward due to a lack of funds.
An official with the water resources department of Tamil Nadu said that they are expecting funds soon and that the department would immediately conduct the repair and replacement works as proposed by the inspection committees.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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