Report on India-built dam submitted

Himalayan News Service

Bhairahawa, June 2:

The Water-induced Disaster Prevention Office Division-5 Bhairahawa sent its primary study report on the dam constructed by the Indian government near Meudihawa to the authorities concerned today. Raj Kumar Shrestha, an official at the control office said that the extent of inundation that will be caused by the dam cannot be assessed without conducting a survey of the dam. According to locals, the dam construction began two months ago at the southern parts of Siddharthanagar. The dam has been constructed about six metres away from the Nepal-India border pillar 519, they said. The dam will inundate Meudihawa of Siddharthanagar Municipality-2, Fulpur, Jungletole, Jhanditole Jhandibazaar and Pairaiya gaun, Dipak Thapa, a local said. Chief district officer of Rupandehi, Ganga Dutta Abasthi, said experts had been designated to study the dam. Asked about the dam, Indian embassy spokesperson Sanjay Verma said he is not in a position to comment as he had no information on the same.