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Farmers, industrialists hail decision to increase Narmada dam height

With the clearance for increasing the height of the dam, Gujarat stands to benefit from increased water availability for irrigation, drinking and power generation.

The State gets the largest share for drinking water and irrigation, whereas Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra stand to gain power.

“The increase in height will enhance the water storage capacity of the dam by four times, from 1 million acre-feet to 4 million acre-feet. This is a big insurance against drought,” Jagdip Narayan Singh, Managing Director, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd., told The Hindu.


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