WRD eyes use of BGM to plug cracks in canal lining

  • | Wednesday | 28th July, 2021

WRD eyes use of BGM to plug cracks in canal liningStaff Reporter :Aiming to plug the repeated breaching of canals due to cracks in lining Water Resources Department (WRD) has okayed the use of new age technology Bituminous Geo Membrane (BGM) it's special properties is that it acts as a water proofing mechanism and is long lasting. The same is combined with elastomeric Bitumen to form a inpenertrable layer that is applied on canal lining. Technology Approval Mechanism studied its application and went through the technical data and approved its use at the field level. Besides being temperature resistance BGM is also tear resistant fuel and oil chemical resistant puncture resistant bioturbation resistant that helps increase the life of irrigation canal. TAM has gone through the report of Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) that used BGM on pilot basis on left canal of Pench Irrigation Project.

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