Saputara in Gujarat, popularly known as the state’s ‘Cherapunji’, is all set to get a huge water source of its own. The state government of Gujarat is planning to build a 45-metre tall rock-filled dam in Saputara, to fulfill the water requirements of the hill station as well as its neighboring areas.
Gujarat tourism minister Jaynarayan Vyas said, “As a part of the state government’s efforts to promote Saputara as a tourism destination, adequate supply of water is also necessary. The existing lake is not sufficient for supplying water to the whole area, and so the government has decided to build a new lake which will act as a dam.”
This new lake that will be built at the cost of Rs 20 crore will be completed within a year and half. The government will soon introduce water sports, floating restaurants and build an eco-friendly self- sustained township in the vicinity of the proposed lake.