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Hirakud reservoir enough to meet water demand of Industries

Written by: Staff

Sambalpur, June 7 (UNI) Water management along with steps to curb wastage has helped the Hirakud Dam reservoir meet the growing demands in the region.

The water level at 600 feet in the dam on June one has been described as encouraging at a time when demand of water has increased manifold with several new industries coming up in the region.

"This has become possible due to checking of wastage of water and water management, " Chief Engineer of Hirakud Dam project at Burla B K Mahapatra said.

He said that there would be absolutely no problem for the reservoir to accommodate a number of other industries in the region as water in Hirakud reservoir would remain surplus even after adequate power generation and irrigation through Sasan canal, Bargarh canal and Sambalpur distributary for both Kharif and Ravi season.

Mr Mohapatra said after renovation of gates, leakage of water through the sluice gates of Hirakud and Burla, water leakage has stopped remarkably.

This has helped to store water in the reservoir and the result was 600 feet of water on June 1, which he said was never recorded.

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