Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday inspected the Kamla weir in Madhubani district and requested officers to arrange a plan to transform it right into a barrage, which might enhance the irrigation capability and assist farmers of north Bihar and the Mithilanchal area.
Nitish Kumar visited the weir constructed on Kamla river together with Water Assets Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar and a number of different officers and engineers.
An extra irrigation capability of 23,788 acres will likely be created within the command space after the Kamla weir is transformed right into a barrage, an official assertion mentioned.
A weir is a low dam or a small barrier constructed throughout a stream or river to lift the water stage barely on the upstream aspect.
Mr Kumar additionally inspected the Jaynagar and Naruvar embankments.
Whereas inspecting the embankment at 1.three km level and 1.four km level in Jaynagar alongside the Nepal border, Nitish Kumar directed the officers to extend its peak, apart from finishing up iron sheet piling to strengthen it.
Inspecting the development work of the Naruvar embankment on Kamla-Balan, the Chief Minister mentioned that metal sheet piling will strengthen the embankment and in addition defend the hamlets
located close to it.
He additionally directed officers to hold out earth filling work to additional strengthen the Naruvar embankment.
Madhubani District Justice of the Peace Nilesh Devre knowledgeable the Chief Minister that compensations have been paid to the individuals whose homes had been broken because of the breach within the Naruvar embankment final yr.
Nitish Kumar additionally directed the officers to take care of ample storage of supplies at essential areas to hold out flood preventive measures in a greater and efficient method.