The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has taken no decision on raising the height of the Narmada dam that is under construction in Gujarat as the rehabilitation and resettlement sub-group and environmental sub-group are yet to submit their compliance report.

At its 82nd meeting held here on Friday, the NCA, chaired by Water Resources Secretary U.M. Panjiar, asked both the sub-groups to expedite their recommendations on the status of rehabilitation of the project-affected families and on compliance of environment issues.

According to Mr. Panjiar, there was no decision on raising the height of the dam as both the sub-groups have to submit their report.

The present height of the dam is 121.92 metres. According to official estimates, there are 51,447 project-affected families in the submergence area of which 43,021 are in Madhya Pradesh. The total land that will be submerged is estimated at 43,021 hectares.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

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