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Durgapur Barrage
West Bengal  /  Published 20.11.20

Bengal irrigation projects on hold

Several important irrigation projects in the state are on hold because of unavailability of funds amid speculation that the uncertainty over the political future of irrigation minister Suvendu Adhikar...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.20

Durgapur mulls backup water plan

The municipal corporation has decided on a blueprint for robust water supply backup plan in the town, which faced severe water scarcity for a week after a snag developed at Durgapur Barrage on Damodar...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.20

Barrage gives water to plants

The state irrigation department has begun supplying water to the treatment plants of Durgapur Municipal Corporation and public health engineering department from Durgapur Barrage after the water table...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.20

Durgapur Barrage repairs ‘over’ after 30-hour effort

Work to restore the damaged sluice gate no. 31 of the Durgapur Barrage ended on Thursday evening after a 30-hour effort and irrigation department officials said water from Damodar Valley Corporation&r...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.20

Barrage repair delay impacts people

In Durgapur and Bankura, officials of PHE and civic authorities in the two towns supplied water for domestic use in around 400 tankers on Tuesday. “We are supplying water in 80 tankers in three...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.20

Barrage damage hits fishermen hard

The Durgapur Barrage crisis has been compounded as the irrigation department missed its Tuesday deadline to start restoring the damaged sluice gate. An irrigation engineer said the area needed to be d...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

Rivulet poser to sluice gate repair

Irrigation department engineers are yet to start repairs at Durgapur Barrage even 48 hours after sluice gate No 31 got bent, causing water to gush out to lower catchment areas and leaving the upper ar...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

Barrage crisis awaits long-term solution

Damage to one of the 34 sluice gates of the Durgapur Barrage on Damodar river on Saturday has triggered a water crisis in the region, prompting the Bengal government on Monday to marshal its resources...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.20

Taps in Bankura and Durgapur go dry

Water supply to households and industries in Durgapur and Bankura, including four power plants, was severely affected on Sunday after the Durgapur barrage on the Damodar had run dry. A sluice gate of...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.20

Bent barrage gate fuels water supply crisis fears

A sluice gate of the Durgapur Barrage on the Damodar river got bent on Saturday, causing water to gush out to lower catchment areas and leave the upper catchment area almost dry. Officials of the irr...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


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