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Alert people, officials before releasing dam waters: Madhya Pradesh Government

Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 7:56am IST | Agency: PTI

Madhya Pradesh Government has asked authorities to provide prior information to officials concerned and people before releasing excess water from dams.

The direction was given in regard to two dams on river Narmada - Indirasagar and Omkareshwar - in Khandwa district under Nimar region by Indore Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Dubey, an official release said here today.

Dubey was speaking at a meeting on disaster management which was attended by officials manning these dams and also from other departments under the Indore Division. District Collectors and SPs besides people to be directly affected by release of dam waters should be alerted well in advance so as to avoid any mishap or damage to property, he said. 

Release of water from the dams in the event of excessive rainfall often leads to flood-like situation in districts under the Indore Division, he said. 

In such a scenario, the District Collectors should be ready with disaster management plans, Dubey added.

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