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Samuel Athim

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Samuel Athim (1859- )

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., M.Inst. C.E. India, Irrigation Engineer, Grindlay & Co.; Bombay; b. 1859. Ed. St. George's College, Mussoorie, India, and entered from there in 188o the Civil Engineering College, Roorkee. Passed out in 1882, gaining a Government-guaranteed post as Assistant Engineer; posted to Irrigation Branch, Public Works Department, North-West Provinces (now United Provinces of Agra and Oudh ). Entire service in the Irrigation Branch, Public Works Department, as Assistant Engineer, Executive Engineer and Officiating Superintending Engineer. Retired in 1914, but employed by Government as Temporary Engineer on special works. Retired finally, February, 1919, and entered service of the Nepal Government as Superintending Engineer for design and construction of canal works. Chief Works: Construction of Dhukhwan Dam on the Betwa River, near Jhansi; reconnaissance with report and estimate for a canal from Sarda River to the Ganges River (called Sarda-Ganges Feeder Canal— since modified); reconnaissance of the whole Ganges-Sarda doab and preparation of estimate for Sarda Canal (Rs. 58o lacs); employed on special duty on irrigation and drainage projects, and on management of irrigation divisions in the Provinces; serving Nepal Government at present as Superintending Engineer, Trijuga-Chandra Canal.

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