Surendra Singh Baghel, Minister for Narmada Valley Development Authority in Madhya Pradesh government had reportedly said that Gujarat had not released sufficient funds for rehabilitating and resettling project-affected people in his state.
Stretch may turn dry before 2032. “We used to fear the might of this river. It has flooded my house several times. Today you can see cars parked on the riverbed, a sight we have never seen before,” a resident said.
“Water is going to play a major role in all human and development-related activities in the coming years. In order to regulate the water management sector, the government has decided to establish Gujarat Water Regulatory Authority,” reads the February 14, 2012 government notification.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has assessed the development of these works at a high level meeting held here Saturday which was also attended by Chief Principal Secretary to the CM K Kailashnathan, Chief Secretary J N Singh and other senior officers related to water.
“There is less water in the entire Narmada basin. Overall this is one of the worst years... Unfortunately, this is one of the weak years... It will cause discomfort to everyone this year in Gujarat, which is heavily dependent on Narmada water,” said Chief Secretary J N Singh.
Countering claims of PM Narendra Modi that it was due to his efforts that the Narmada dam had been completed, the Congress said the dam was conceived by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in 1946 when Modi was not even born.
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