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Narmada waters have recharged Sabarmati French-wells Monday, November 19, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Ground-water level in the five French-well of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) at Acher, Camp, Sabarmati Railway Bridge, Kotarpur and Bhadreshwar, have risen by five to seven metres, claimed the state government.
An official statement issued here on Sunday, said that this was due to the water of river Narmada, which has been released in river Sabarmati near the city, through the Narmada Main Canal.
Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam and the State Irrigation Department have released 12,154 acre-feet of water in Sabarmati river at Ahmedabad.
It was also claimed that this supply helped the AMC in providing water twice a day in the city in view of the Diwali.
Water level in Acher well has risen up from 20 metres to 12.9 metres, at Camp it has risen from 22 metres earlier to 13.75 metres, at Bridge it came up from 19 to 16.65 meters, at Kotarpur from 19 metres to 14.50 metres and at Bhadreshwar from 19 metres to 13.60 metres.
It was pointed out that because of very low levels of water in these French-wells, they were rendered useless since last two years. The deficit in the supply of water to Ahmedabad was then mad eup for with supply from Raska Weir project.
AMC requried 12 crore gallons of water for supply tothe city, of which six crore gallons are obtained from Raska, and the rest is lifted from the 400 bore-wells of the AMC.
Currently 150 to 200 cusecs of water is released without pumping from the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the Main Canal. A part of which is diverted by Sabarmati Siphon into river Sabramati and the rest is released till Kadi in the main canal.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]