150 Crore will be spent on channelization of three ravines of Dharamshala: Sudhir Sharma
Dharamshala MLA Sudhir Sharma informed that Rs 150 crore will be spent on channelization of three main ravines of Dharamshala area namely Charan, Manjhi and Manuni.
Dharamshala, December 29, 2022: Dharamshala MLA Sudhir Sharma informed that Rs 150 crore will be spent on channelization of three main ravines of Dharamshala area namely Charan, Manjhi and Manuni. With this, on one hand about 1300 hectares of land will be saved from floods every year and on the other hand the loss of Rs 25 crore will also be saved annually.
Secretary All India Congress Committee, Sudhir Sharma said that Jal Shakti Department will take the help of Central Water and Power Research Center Pune for the work of model study regarding channelization of these three ravines. He said that instructions have been given to prepare the detailed estimate of the channelization project. The department has sent a demand for providing this amount to the Principal Secretary of the Revenue Department; soon the work will be taken forward after getting the approval of funds. “The detailed report of the project will be prepared within the next three months of this project worth about Rs 150 crore, and then the report will be sent to the Central Water Commission for final approval,” said Sharma.
It may be noted that due to floods in the three main ravines Charan, Manjhi and Manuni flowing in the Dharamshala area, there is erosion of fertile land and loss of life and property.
The total length of Charan Khad in Dharamshala area is 9 km and under it, 350 hectares of land is damaged by floods every year. Due to this, there is a loss of about 7 crore rupees every year. On the other hand, Manjhi Khad whose total length is 16 km and under it, 500 hectares of land is damaged every year due to floods coursing a loss of about 10 crore rupees every year. The total length of Manuni Khad is 12 km and under this there is erosion of 450 hectares of land every year due to floods and there is a loss of about 8 crore rupees every year.
With the channelization of these ravines, erosion of about 1300 hectares of land can be stopped every year and the loss of about Rs. 25 crores annually can be saved.