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Centre orders probe into Farakka sluice gates collapse

A day after Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee raised the issue with PM Manmohan Singh,the Centre ordered a probe into the collapse of two sluice gates of the Farakka Barrage which reportedly led to excess water flow to Bangladesh

A day after Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee raised the issue with PM Manmohan Singh,the Centre Thursday ordered a probe into the collapse of two sluice gates of the Farakka Barrage which reportedly led to excess water flow to Bangladesh.

“Chairman of Central Water Commission R C Jha will look into the reasons behind the collapse of gates 13 and 16 and suggest corrective measures for future,” Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said.

Mamata had alleged that the leakages from the barrage were “man-made”,which led to Bangladesh receiving 80 per cent of the water instead of its share of 33 per cent.