Highlights

  • Breach detected in under-construction dam
  • Channel dug to drain reservoir in MP's Dhar
  • Opposition alleged scam, demanded probe

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The breach was reported on 11 August after which an alert was sounded as 18 villages downstream were in danger of getting flooded.

Scary visuals of water flowing violently out from an under-construction dam in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar emerged on 14 August. Water gushed out through a channel dug up to drain the dam on Karam river after a breach was detected in its wall.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chouhan said that there was no need to worry and efforts were on to drain out water from the reservoir. He called the steps taken after the dam breach detection as the "finest example of disaster management".

The breach was reported on 11 August after which an alert was sounded as 18 villages downstream were in danger of getting flooded.

The Opposition Congress party alleged corruption in the dam project and demanded a judicial probe into the incident. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) sought the resignation of Water Resources Minister Tulsi Silawat "on moral grounds" and also demanded a probe into the contract given to an allegedly corrupt firm for the construction of the dam.

(With PTI inputs)

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