SC allows MP govt to raise height of Indra Sagar Dam

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New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) In what is seen as a major relief to the Madhya Pradesh Government, the Supreme Court today refused to restrain the State Government from raising the height of Indra Sagar Dam project beyond 246 metres.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and M K Sharma also refused to tag the petition with the main case, which is coming up for hearing on May 14.

Earlier, Counsel for the petitioners Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) contended before the court that further rise in water level at the dam would increase the submergence zone, threatening more and more people with displacement in view of the forthcoming monsoon season, which is most active in June and July.

The apex court, however, fixed the matter for hearing in August.

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