lakhandei: Old Stream Of Lakhandei Revived After 4 Decades | Patna News


PATNA: The old stream of Lakhandei river, once considered the lifeline of Sitamarhi district, was revived on Friday after a gap of four decades. “Today is a historic day. Water was released in the old stream of the river at the directive of CM Nitish Kumar soon after his inspection of the river revival project. The water released today will reach up to Sitamarhi town by late night,” state water resources minister Sanjay Kumar Jha told TOI on Friday.
The minister further said in order to revive the old stream of Lakhandei, a 3-km-long new channel was constructed and desilting works were completed in 18.27km of the riverbed. The old stream was linked to the new stream through the new channel.
The minster also said the Lakhandei revival scheme is near completion. “Once the project is completed, a total of 2539.86 acres of land in Sitamarhi, Bathnaha, Sonbarsa and Runnisaidpur blocks will be converted into agriculture land,” Jha said.
Earlier in the day, CM Nitish Kumar inspected the ongoing Lakhandei project near Khap village under Sonbarsa block of Sitamarhi district and issued necessary instructions to the officials. The CM inquired from the officials about the desiltation works and construction of the new link channel.
Accompanied by Jha and the department’s secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, the CM also inspected Belwa Dam project in Sheohar district. Earlier, Nitish visited Birpur in Supaul district and inspected the ongoing construction work of the Physical Modelling Centre (PMC), which, once ready, will provide accurate inputs for flood forecasting after studying the hydraulic properties of riverwaters.
The Birpur-based Physical Modelling Centre would be the second institute of its kind in the country after the Pune-based Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS).
The PMC is being built at a cost of Rs108.93 crore, a WRD official said.





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