55 houses, 2 temples, 3 shops will have to be demolished. The cost of transporting Anasagar overflow water to Phulsagar Kayad pond is 80 crores. IG News

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This time the gates of Anasagar remained open for 72 days

This time the gate remained open for 72 days of Anasagar

At present, there is no option to save from the overflow water of Anasagar. The report of the Water Resources Department, prepared on the instructions of the Collector, has revealed that the plan to take the water of Anasagar to Phulsagar Kayad pond is not practical. 80 crores will be spent on this project. Apart from this, 55 houses, 2 temples and 3 shops in 5 colonies will have to be demolished. Land will have to be acquired in the villages. Disputes will increase by changing the natural path of water. In the construction of its feeder, digging will have to be done up to 16 meters deep. For digging to such a depth, blasting will have to be done.

An Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is also required before the project is approved. For this, all the process including public hearing will have to be followed. On July 12, the Collector had sought a report from the Water Resources Department regarding diversion of the overflow water of Anasagar to the Phulsagar work pond. The Water Resources Department had also prepared a DPR after receiving a similar proposal in 2016, in which the cost of the project was estimated at Rs 55 crore.

Threat to the existence of water bodies

In the feeder construction, about 55 houses, 2 temples, 3 shops of Chaudhary Colony, Friends Colony, Kisan Colony, Aravalli Colony, Dwarka Nagar will have to be demolished and land will have to be acquired on both sides of the drain up to Vaishali Nagar Petrol Pump Chaurasiawas Talab, as well as its construction. I will have to dig up to 16 meters deep. Excavation to such a depth requires blasting.

The feeder that will be constructed to carry water from Anasagar to Phulsagar Kaid Talab will pass through heavy erosion in the residential area, making the project non-viable. The proposed feeder passes through residential areas of Vaishali Nagar, Panchsheel Nagar, Prithviraj Nagar. There is a need for adequate land acquisition and building compensation in Makadwali village. Also, by diverting the flood water of Anasagar, the existence of water reservoirs below will be in danger.

Gate remained open for 72 days, 24.100 MCUM water created havoc

This year, from June 15 to August 27, a record 24.100 MCUM water was released from Anasagar. This is 5 times more than the 5.312 MCUM water released from Anasagar last year. The gates of Anasagar remained open for 72 days. Foysagar also spilled after 48 years and 5.406 MCUM rain water from Foysagar reached Anasagar. Due to this, this time there has been more devastation in the urban and rural areas of Ajmer.

Due to this, public representatives and city residents demanded the District Collector to divert the water of Anasagar to Phulsagar Kayad pond. It was suggested that the overflow water of Anasagar could be collected in Kaid Talab Phoolsagar without spending a single rupee of electricity. With this, sufficient water will be available for irrigation in the villages around Kaid Talab and will also solve the problem of rain water filling in the lower settlements of the city.

Cost increased from 55 to 80 crores

In the year 2016, to pour the Anasagar pond overflow water into Phulsagar Kayad pond, through Chaurasiawas drain near Vaishali Nagar petrol pump, Bhairuwala drain from the drain of Chaurasiawas pond, which joins Kalabala (drain) located near Makadwali pond, into Kayad pond. After surveying the area, a tentative estimate of Rs 55 crore was made for the construction of the drain, now Rs 80 crore will have to be spent on it.

Both natural and technical constraints, basins also differ

The overflow water of Anasagar goes to Govindgarh Dam through its natural route via Khanpura, Daurai, Tabiji, Doomada. Water from the Govindgarh Dam flows into the Luni River basin, while the Phulsagar Kayad Dam area falls into the Shekhawati River basin. Changing the natural path of water will create controversy in this area. Therefore, the water of Anasagar cannot be diverted into Phulsagar Kayad Dam due to technical and natural reasons.

not enough water available

Govindgarh Dam was constructed in the year 1995 to store the surplus water of Anasagar. Govindgarh Dam has overflowed only 3 times in 28 years from 1995 to 2023. From which it is clear that there is not enough water available for diversion.

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