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The water in Ransai dam has dried up .. – Loksatta

Water is supplied to Uran taluka and its industrial area from MIDC’s Ransai dam. Due to declining average rainfall in Uran, water in Ransai Dam has started declining.

Water is supplied to Uran taluka and its industrial area from MIDC’s Ransai dam. Due to declining average rainfall in Uran, water in Ransai Dam has started declining. It started flowing at the end of July last year. Ransai is the only dam in Uran with a population of two lakhs and hundreds of industries to quench the thirst of those who work in them. Since the silt in the dam has not been removed for the last 40 years, the water capacity has decreased by two to three million cubic meters out of ten. To meet this, MIDC is supplying water from Morbe and Navi Mumbai’s Hetwane Dam. As a permanent solution to this, water is being supplied from Hetwane Dam in Navi Mumbai. However, seven to eight million cubic meters of water from the Ransai Dam and one to one and a half million cubic meters of water were saved due to the flowing water from the dam filling up in July. In 2014, 900 mm of rainfall was recorded in the Ransai dam area of ​​Uran. As a result, the dam was flooded in July, said MIDC Deputy Engineer M. K. Bodhe has given. So far this year, 860 mm of rainfall has been recorded in September. Therefore, out of the 116 feet height of the dam, 115.5 feet of water is in the dam but due to the inches of rain falling in the dam, the dam could not flow.

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