Top Facts about Sardar Sarovar Dam (world's second-largest gravity dam, India) - Geography for You

Top Facts about Sardar Sarovar Dam (world's second-largest gravity dam, India)

We know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the dam on the 17th of September the Sardar sarovar. Today we will know some information about the dam, which will be useful in every test of life. So let's take a look

world's second-largest gravity dam
Sardar Sarabar Dam (Pic Credits)

➲ Facts of Sardar Sarabar Dam:

➽ The Sardar Sarovar project was a vision of the first deputy prime minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The foundation stone of the project was laid out by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on April 5, 1961.

➽ The Planning Commission approved the project in 1988.

➽ length of 1.2 kms and a depth of 163 metres, the dam is expected to be shared among the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

➽ 35 billion cubic metres of water available for consumption from the dam, Madhya Pradesh would receive 65 percent, Gujarat 32 percent and Rajasthan and Maharashtra would be eligible for the remaining 3 percent.

➽ There are two power houses for the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP). Power benefits are shared among Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat in the ratio of 57:27:16 respectively.

world's second-largest gravity dam
Gravity Dam (credits)

➽ It's the country's third highest gravity barrage (163 m) Sardar Sarobar Dam (After Himakal Bhakra 226 metres and 192 meters in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhar). 

Gravity dam is made of hard rock or concrete bunds, which can hold water from high water to prevent the gravitational power of the current flow of water. These dams are designed in such a way that each part can hold water with equal water stress.

➽ The dam is the world's second-largest gravity dam (based on the amount of concrete), the first American grand kuli dam.

➽ So far, the dam has earned 16000 crore Rupees. Which has expended its construction costs


➥Main Dam - 1,210 m long, 163 m high from the deepest foundation level
➥Designed Live Storage Capacity of the Reservoir 5860 MCM (4.75 million acre feet)
➥Irrigation - 1.905 million Ha (1.8 million Hector in Gujarat benefitting 1 million farmers)
➥Drinking Water - 9490 villages and 173 towns (30 million people)
➥Hydropower - 1,450 MW installed capacity (1 billion kWh every year)
➥Canal Network - Approximately 75,000 km length within Gujarat

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