Gomti cleaning project's faulty plans exposed, Lucknow flooded at several places
Rising water in the river Gomti is causing trouble to people
and property of the city. Recently, Millat nagar locality of Fazullahganj locality flooded with
river water, affecting people of 25 houses. In a reason it was stated that temporary
dam was vandalized by the livestock that was constructed to hold water near Kudiyaghaat. SDM Sadar, Rajkamal yadav
has been enquired for the reason of houses constructed in the line of the
river. To restore the situation, DM Lucknow has called a technical team to
survey the area and meanwhile has instructed to install medical camps to avoid any
In the Other story, 7 villages drowned with the risen water in
the river Gomti, destroying the crops and property of the villagers. Villagers haven’t
received the adequate help and are wary of the rising water.
According to environmentalist Venkatesh Dutta, the possible
cause for this flooding can be the narrowing of the river channel that holds
water near dams. The unplanned construction activities are destroying the ecology
of the river, in turn adversely affecting lives of those associated with it.
This brings us to the
point-Who is responsible for faulty planning for these mammoth constructions on
What are we looking for?
Based on empirical evidences and experiences in recent past we are looking at a water catastrophe in India. The country faces drought or deluge, millions moving out of agriculture and then into urban systems without any transition or training. This will not only give to loss of life and land but can be a reason of major unrest in India.
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Source of information: Navbharat Times-6 Aug-2016 Lucknow edition