Hydel dams may soon meet drinking water need in Himachal



SHIMLA: In What could prove to be a path breaking development in meeting drinking water need of the state, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said that the state government was exploring the possibilities of drawing water from Gobind Sagar, Pong Dam, Pandoh Dam and other such hydro power dams for feeding drinking water supply network and irrigation schemes of the respective areas.

He said that the matter was being raised at appropriate forums and concerted efforts were being made to get the right to draw water from the project dams for the benefit of people. He said that the people of the state had contributed significantly towards the construction of such dams and the drinking water supply and irrigation schemes in the area got non-functional due to submergence of the sources or drying up of the same, which required to be compensated by making sufficient water available to feed drinking water supply system and irrigation schemes.

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