Malavoor vented dam to be ready by 2012

As many as 11 villages to get water

District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar and MLA Abhayachandra Jain inspecting the vented dam across Gurpura River in Malavoor on Tuesday. DH photo

The vented dam that is being built across Gurpura River at a cost of Rs 10.5 crores will supply drinking water to Moodshedde, Kenjar, Padushedde, Malavoor, Bajpe, Jokatte, Tenkayekkar, Badagayekkar, Bala, Kalavaru and Permude.

Speaking on the occasion Moodbidri MLA Abhayachandra Jain said that apart from the dam other works such as Jackwell, water treatment plant and clear water sump will come up. The tenders will be called for these work by December, 2011. The total cost of the project will be Rs 30 crores, he said and added that a sum of Rs 96 lakhs has been collected for the project from the seven Gram Panchayats of the 11 villages and some
NGOs.

The vented dam construction will be completed by January, 2012. The entire project is expected to complete by May 2013. The water may be released to the tanks constructed in each of the villages that come under this multi water scheme by March 2013, he said and added that 40 percent of the work have been completed.

The project idea was conceptualised in 2002 under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Drinking Water Project. A total of Rs 40 crores has been released to the district under this project. Each assembly constituency is given Rs five crores, he added.

Salient Features

Explaining the salient features of the dam Zilla Panchayat Executive Engineer Sathyanarayana said that the length of the dam will be 206.5 metres. The dam will have 82 piers and 81 vents. From the dam floor the pier height will be 4.6 metres and the gate height will be 2.4 metres. The gate will be operated mechanically. Experts from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) have designed the dam. The contract of the dam is given to Mugarodi Constructions, Kavoor.

“The government will release funds for the project," promised Palemar and said that the dam is being built according to the CRZ regulations.

Development works

Speaking about other development work, Palemar said that around 69 km road is being constructed in the district. A total of Rs 8.73 crore has been allotted for the project. Under NABARD, a 60-km road is being constructed under which 38 km has been already completed.

As many as 154 Anganawadis are going to be constructed, of which 23 have already been constructed. Out of the 37 Samudaya Bhavans, five have been constructed. Out of the 122 lakes in five taluks about 50 have been developed, said Palemar.

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