The Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) has initiated an ambitious proposal to desilt the Getalsud reservoir.
‚ÄĚWe have forwarded a proposal to carry out desilting of Getalsud Dam to the drinking water and sanitation department. Since the dam falls under their jurisdiction, JSEB would need a formal go ahead. Once a formal approval is obtained, we would get in touch with a host of public sector and private players to carry out dredging of the dam at the earliest,‚ÄĚ the JSEB chairman S.N. Verma said.
There are a number of firms including Engineers India, a PSU, that carry out dredging tasks on this scale. ‚ÄúThe cost of dredging would be around Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore, which would be funded from internal resources. We are following up on our dredging proposal with the drinking water and sanitation department so that dredging can be carried out and completed before the arrival of the monsoons. We still have three months,‚ÄĚ the JSEB chief said.
Dredging Today Staff, May 1, 2012;