Ardan dam built in Bhauta has enabled Irrigation facility for 100 acres of land
Construction of 435 ground water augmentation structures in progress in Khari Nala
Under Narva development programme of State Government's Suraji Gaon Yojana, Ardan Dam has been constructed in Khari Nala of Manendragarh Forest Division at a cost of about Rs 01 crore. Construction of this dam has not only improved the water level in the forest areas, but has also created irrigation facility for 100 acres of land.
It is worth noting that an Ardan Dam of 210 meters width and 10 meters height has been constructed on Khari Nala of Gram Panchayat Bhauta under Forest Division Manendragarh, the total cost of which is Rs 01 crore. Its catchment area is 55.00 hectares and the construction of this dam has started benefitting nearly 40 families of the nearest villages. This dam has created irrigation facility for 100 acres of land, including those of 5 marginal and 35 small farmers, and is also improving the water level in the surrounding areas of the villages and forest areas. Construction of this water augmentation structure has also significantly increased the regeneration and density of forests, enabled drinking water supply, and created livelihood opportunities through fish farming. Gauthan built adjacent to Ardan Dam is proving beneficial for livestock.
It may be noted that under the guidance of Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, the construction of structures for ground water augmentation in forest region is being done at a faster pace under the CAMPA item. In this context, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief of Forest Force Mr. Sanjay Shukla said that construction of 435 ground water augmentation structures is currently in progress in the 15 km long Khari Nala located in Manendragarh Forest Division under Campa. Out of these, construction of 385 ground water augmentation structures has been completed at the cost of Rs 4 crore 10 lakh, which has been sanctioned under CAMPA's Annual Action Plan 2021-22.