The minor irrigation department has razed a portion of a small dam in Maharashtras Beed district considering the safety of residents in the vicinity and to facilitate road work going on the stretch of a national highway nearby, an official said on Tuesday.
The reservoir is located at Aranwadi village in Dharur tehsil of Beed and residents of some adjoining villages had been protesting against its dismantling as they were of the view that such a move would led to wastage of the dams water, which was used for irrigation and drinking purposes.
They also alleged that a portion of the reservoir was dismantled on Sunday only to save a road which was of poor quality and suffered damages in just one monsoon rains.
Aranwadi resident Sunil Shingare, who is also the chairman of Dharur Agriculture Produce Market Committee, told
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