Check dam caves in a day after inauguration

A small check dam built across Cherupuzha river near Kalpur in Kodiyathur panchayat under the State government’s green Kerala Mission scheme caved in on Saturday. The temporary dam collapsed the day after its formal inauguration by Irrigation Minister Mathew T. Thomas. Local residents said the check dam was constructed in an unscientific way on Friday using sacks filled with soil instead of sand. It was constructed without the guidance of any experienced labourer, they alleged.

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