Jamshedpur, July 24 : Amidst rainfall from past few days threat of flood still looms large in the city and low-lying areas of adjoining localities, as the water level has reached the danger level.
Concerned over the gushing of water from the catchment areas into the Subarnarekha, the authorities of Chandil dam are keeping vigil.
The official pointed out that Kanchi and Karkari rivers which flows along Khunti and Sili and finally meets Subernarekha are contributing in the rising level of the Chandil dam.
“Both Kanchi and Karkari river which has met the Subarnarekha have contributed immensely for the rise of water level, which continues to go up gradually despite opening up of the radial gate,” he said.
Significantly, the fear of flood and widescale damage caused by the incessant rains has forced a large number of villagers to abandon their houses and are taking refuse either at their relatives’ house or in make-shift camps set up for the purpose.
Many of the thatched houses, where the villagers continue to stay despite the SMP authority had made arrangement for their settlement elsewhere, have collapsed after a number of villages was inundated following the water level of the dam went up. As a result of which, the villagers, who were continuing to stay for getting a better package or clearance of the compensation package had to move with bag and baggage.
“We had no alternative than to move out from our ancestor’s land as dam water is going up at a tremendous level. Our village has partially submerged,” said Sudarshan Mahto, a resident of Rampur village in Chandil. He said he was moving to a relative’s house located on the high land along the NH-33.
Meanwhile, the meteorological department has withdrawn the heavy rainfall warning from Jharkhand as the depression moved to Chhatisgarh. ” Cyclone is active over Jharkhand which will result in widespread rains. But, it won’t rain heavily,” said Animesh Chanda, director of the Patna Meteorological Office.