This is G o o g l e's cache of http://www.the-hindu.com/2001/02/06/stories/0206000s.htm.
G o o g l e's cache is the snapshot that we took of the page as we crawled the web.
The page may have changed since that time. Click here for the current page without highlighting.


Google is not affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its content.

The Hindu on indiaserver.com : Singhal warns against Tehri dam construction

Online edition of India's National Newspaper on indiaserver.com
Tuesday, February 06, 2001


Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Entertainment | Miscellaneous | Features | Classifieds | Employment | Index | Home

National | Previous | Next

Singhal warns against Tehri dam construction

MUMBAI, FEB. 5. The VHP international working president, Mr. Ashok Singhal, has cautioned against the construction of Tehri dam, saying the human loss in case it was affected by an earthquake would be ``huge.'' ``The entire Indian plate is on the move. The Tehri dam, which is being built at a great height, would cause huge human loss. Around 1.25-crore people may lose their lives,'' Mr. Singhal told presspersons here today after visiting the quake-hit Gujarat.

``Since the Centre's disaster management and preparedness plan has not created any kind of confidence among the public in case of natural calamity of any magnitude, be it Orissa cyclone or earthquake in Gujarat, it is better to stop the dam construction immediately. Uttarkashi and Chamoli had already experienced two earthquakes in the last 10 years,'' he said.

The quake-affected people of Gujarat needed more blankets and tents. The VHP had decided to adopt about 2000 children under their ``Vatsalya Mandir'' along with adults who had lost their kith and kin, Mr. Singhal said.

About 3000 VHP and Bajrang Dal volunteers were engaged

in providing help to the victims in Kutch district alone. It had put a few 50-bedded mobile hospitals into service along with X- ray machines. Nine ambulances and 23 other vehicles were also in operation, he said.

Narmada dam intact

A report from Gandhinagar said the Rs. 20,000-crore Sardar Sarovar Narmada project, described as Gujarat's lifeline, has survived the earthquake without any damage.

The dam, its two powerhouses including one underground, the 263- Km-long canal distribution network so far completed and 30 aqueducts including the one over river Mahi, were intact, the project chairman, Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, said here today.

- PTI

Send this article to Friends by E-Mail


Section  : National
Previous : 'PDS sugar for taxpayers to be stopped at once'
Next     : JMM case: HC admits appeal against acquittal

Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Entertainment | Miscellaneous | Features | Classifieds | Employment | Index | Home

Copyrights © 2001 The Hindu & indiaserver.com, Inc.

Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu & indiaserver.com, Inc.

indiaserver.com

Copyright © 2001 indiaserver.com, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Indiaserver is a trademark of indiaserver.com, Inc.