Susta locals break Indian dam to prevent inundation

Kathmandu, July 3

Locals from Susta in Nawalparasi district of Nepal have broken a Gandak Canal dam to get rid of the overflown water and prevent their arable land from inundation.

The residents of Gudariya in Susta Rural Municipality broke the dam so that the water would head south towards Uttar Pradesh in India.

Locals face the same problem every year with the dam not being operated well by Indian officials. This year, around 200 bigaha land has been under water resulting in huge loss for the farmers in the area.

Nawalparasi Chief District Officer Devendra Lamichhane says that he is in talk with his Indian side to see how to eradicate this recurring problem.

In recent rainfalls, some settlements of the area had been inundated and locals had blamed the dam constructed by India for the flooding.

Published on July 3rd, Tuesday, 2018 11:20 AM

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