42 years in making, Jharkhand canal col pses 24 hours after opening
HAZARIBAG/RANCHI: A canal that was first conceptualised 42 years ago and whose cost escted from a mere Rs 12 crore to Rs 2,176 crore in the decades that went by col psed just 24 hours after it was inaugurated with great fanfare in Hazaribag by Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday.
The breach in the canal, part of the Konar River Irrigation Project in Hazaribag’s Bishnugarh, flooded agricultural fields across 35 villages in Bagodar block of neighbouring Giridih district.
Authorities in the state irrigation department put the blame for the mishap on several rat holes that were yet to be cemented. The go nment has set up a three-member panel to probe the in dent and submit a report within 24 hours. Bagodar’s BJP MLA Nagendra Mahto has demanded compensation for the affected farmers and an inquiry into the matter. Sources told TOI that the first breach had occurred at 8.30 pm on Wednesday, barely 10 hours after the canal was green-flagged.
Opposition parties were quick to criticise the administration. Congress’s Alok Dubey said, “The BJP go nment takes credit for other’s work or inaugurates half-baked projects like Konar.”
‘Rat holes caused seepage in canal, led to its col pse’
JMM central general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya said, “The go nment patted its own back by operationalising a project that was stalled for 42 years. They cmed the whole project will cost Rs 2,200 crore. The project was washed away in less than 22 hours.”
JMM中央秘书长Supriyo Bhattacharya表示:“ 政府让一个搁置了42年的项目投入运营，声称整个项目耗资220亿卢比，不到22小时就被冲垮了，这是打自己的脸。”
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/48340.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Down To Earth•Sharjah•2 hours ago •Follow
The leaders and engineers who presided over this tsha should be caught and locked up for the rest of their lives
Narasimha Murthy•Sydney, Australia•2 hours ago
Before you comment, when was this project started
Ozind•Unknown•2 hours ago
Wasnt Jharkhand part of Bihar paidaishy chor every one .
Sambappa Kalv•2 hours ago
My God! Have they built a canal or just made a soak pit?
Gaana User•2 hours ago
The whole department responsible for implimenting the project must be sacked to set an example. No idea catching contractors and blaming them. No contractor can do anything without involvemnt of govt offi als
Bob•2 hours ago
Modi DRAMA is ON. PLEASE enjoy.
Samuel Thomas•2 hours ago
Tiware dam breached because of crabs in Maharashtra. Now Jharkhand canal col pses and conveniently rats are blamed. Statue of unity gallery roof was all leaking and they said it''s designed for people to enjoy nature. Economy is on the verge of col pse and will mosquitos get the blame.
Chandanwood•BharatMata•2 hours ago
I suspect some miscreants mostly from opposition behind this conspiracy
kundal ini•2 hours ago
Who are the rats? Who is chief rat? Is it chief Minister?
Shersha Souri•3 hours ago
hahahahaha.... ram rajya bridge 2200 crpres and 42 yrs ... col pse because of rat holes .. wow .. bjp is awesome.
Priti•3 hours ago
Committee's and enquiries to probe the col pse.......hahaha every one is aware of the outcome of such probes and all of us know why it happened. Instead of forming committees to conduct enquiries into the matter I would suggest to ask the reasons from the common people they have the answer. We the people of Jharkhand feel ashamed of calling our self as inhabitants of Jharkhand. To tell the truth, we were far far better off during undivided Bihar.
Gautam Goswami•Location•3 hours ago
Toti•3 hours ago
Wow it actually lasted 24 hrs post inauguration. Good job.
Ashutosh•3 hours ago
Poor Engineering and Cor ion are the reason. culprots should be held accountable and punished. all old Constructions from Lalu, Congress raj should be checked before opening.
Ritchie•NYC•3 hours ago
Made in india
M.S. Gupta•3 hours ago
Well done corrupt state go nment and corrupt CM. Will PM Modi sack this corrupt go nment?
Ashutosh• M.S. Gupta•3 hours ago
Did you read 42 years in making part? 42 year ago Jharkhand was Not even a state.
Sachin Agarwal•3 hours ago
Govt and it''s concerned departments should rectify the mistake as soon as possible.
Joe•3 hours ago
Fake news or distorted reporting.,No other reputable media reports on this in dent.