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14 DECEMBER 2000

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By Our Special Correspondent
Vadodara, Dec. 13
The state government has allocated 35 MGD Narmada waters for Vadodara. The nod follows a written request by mayor Bharati Vyas in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. Ms Vyas had informed Narmada development minister Jaynarayan Vyas that the city badly required Narmada waters in view of the drought conditions.

The mayor told The Asian Age that out of the 540 MGD water that is to be lifted by the state government into the canal, the VMC has asked for 35 MGD water. Municipal commissioner of Vadodara G.R. Aloria had earlier made a similar request.

The state government had already given an approval in principle to the VMC to draw 300 cusec water when it starts flowing in the canals.

Although the minister gave a nod for 35-MGD water, he refused to provide it in river Mahisagar saying that the water will go waste.

This implies that the VMC will have to set up infrastructure to store the water.The mayor said she had in mind about five places from where water can be collected.

However, the cost estimate and the exact places for drawing water will be decided only after meeting the SSP authorities. According to Ms Vyas, the top priority is to reserve the water.

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