Narmada oustees to be put up in camps

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Bhopal, Jun 16: People affected by the Sardar Sarovar project on the Narmada river will be put up in 26 camps in Madhya Pradesh during monsoon season under a Rs 3.5 crore contingency plan prepared by the Narmada Valley Development Authority.

As many as 143 villages spread over Alirajpur, Dhar, Barwani and Khargone districts would be affected by the monsoon. Families residing in these villages had accepted rehabilitation facilities, but had not vacated the area, necessitating emergency help during the monsoon, official sources said today.

All basic facilities including food and drinking water would be made available in the camps-2 in Alirajpur, 10 in Dhar, 13 in Barwani and one in Khargone district.

The monsoon contingency plans would be implemented under the guidance of District Collector, who would arrange for motor boats, homeguards, medicines, drinking water, electricity, food and transportation.

The affected villages include 22 of Alirajpur tahsil in Alirajpur district, 62 villages of Kukshi, Manawar and Dharampuri tahsils of Dhar district, 54 villages of Barwani and Tikari tahsils of Barwani district and 5 villages in Kasrawad tahsil of Khargone district.

Contigency plans would also be implemented in Indira Sagar, Omkareshwar, Maan, Jobat and Upper Veda project areas, NVDA Vice Chairman Pradeep Bhargava said.

UNI

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