Grains washed away as Nizam Sagar canal breaches

Grains washed away as Nizam Sagar canal breaches
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A breach to the Nizam Sagar canal near Daracalan in Vadapalli mandal on Wednesday forced people to flee and caused a scare among farmers, as water gushed into several villages. Grains stored in the fields got wet. As many as 50 quintals of grain was washed away.

Nizamabad: A breach to the Nizam Sagar canal near Daracalan in Vadapalli mandal on Wednesday forced people to flee and caused a scare among farmers, as water gushed into several villages. Grains stored in the fields got wet. As many as 50 quintals of grain was washed away.

It may be recalled that the Nizam Sagar water was released recently for getting the saplings ready during the Rabi. Officials had prepared plans also to make available drinking water to the residents of Nizamabad by filling Alisagar. The canal (D 47) breached on the intervening night of Tuesday/Wednesday following the release of irrigation water during the last three days into Alisagar. It flooded villages and roads, entering many houses. Grains stored by farmers got inundated and was washed away.

Irrigation SE Gangadhar, Sub-Collector Sikka Patnaik visited the spot. Officials announced that they would close the Alisagar gates and the breach would be filled. They assured that all steps would be taken to rescue farmers.

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