Mumbai : Just a few days ago, due to heavy downpour in Maharashtra, the Tiware Dam in Ratnagiri district breached causing a flood-like situation in seven villages. Due to the dam breach many were reported missing while more than a dozen were killed in the incident. A total of 12 houses in the area adjacent to the dam have were destroyed and washed away.
Commenting on the situation as well as giving a theory behind the dam breach, Shiv Sena Minister in Maharashtra, Tanaji Sawant said that the crabs are responsible for the dam burst incident in Ratnagiri which claimed 18 lives. While speaking on the issue, the Water Conservation Minister claimed that there were no breaches in the ill-fated Tiware Dam earlier with the reservoir storing water for the past 15 years.
“The dam was built in 2004 and there were no breaches ever…..However, there is a huge problem of crabs in that dam and because of that the recent leakages took place,” Sawant explained. The state minister said that 2 days prior the dam burst there was a massive downpour raising the water level by 8 metres which further aggravated the situation and thus the dam burst.
The government was informed by the residents of Bhendewadi hamlet of the problems of breaches and the officials had taken action on it.