Multipurpose River-Projects, Nathpa-Jhakri Hydel Project, Parambikulam Aliyar Project

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Multipurpose River-Projects

Nathpa-Jhakri Hydel Project

1500 MW Nathpa-Jhakri Project is to be built over river Sutlej in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh at a cost of about Rs. 2216.34 crore. The project will be Asia’s biggest Hydro- electric project.

Parambikulam Aliyar Project

Is a joint venture of Tamil Nadu and Kerala States. It envisages construction of seven inter-connected reservoirs by harnessing river including 2 major rivers viz., Parambikulam on the western slopes of Anamalai hills and Aliyar on the eastern slopes.

Parappalar Dam

The Rs.1-Crore Parappalar Dam with a storage capacity of 1677 million cubic feet near Oddenchatram about 75 km from Madurai in Palani taluk (Tamil Nadu) was inaugurated on August 30, 1976.

Periyar Valley Scheme (Kerala)

The scheme envisages the construction of a masonry barrage 210.92 meters long across the river Periyar near Always, in Ernakulum district.

Pong Dam

Also called the Beas Dam on the river Beas, near Talwara in Himachal Pradesh, is the highest (132 m high) rock fill dam in the country. The project is a joint venture of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana. The dam has been designed to store 6.6 million cu. feet of water.

Rajasthan Canal Project

It is a bold venture of irrigation to a desert area. The project, which uses water from the Pong Dam, consists of 215-km long Rajasthan feeder canal with the first 178 km in Punjab and Haryana and the remaining 37 km in Rajasthan and the 467-km long Rajasthan main canal lying entirely in Rajasthan.

Ramganga River Project

UP envisages construction of a dam across the river Ramganga, one of the major tributaries of the Ganges at 3.2 km upstream of Kalagarh in Garhwali district.

Rihand Project

(Mirzapur District - U.P.) This project has been completed by the U.P. government and comprises construction of a concrete gravity dam across the Rihand River in Mirzapur District (UP) and a Power House at Pimpri and necessary transmission lines.

Ringtone – World’S Highest Hydro Power Project

The Ringtone project is situated in Kaza in the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The project will help transform the entire cold mountain desert into a lush green belt.

Salal Project

It has been built on River Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir. The first stage was completed on February 9, 1989 and marked the beginning of the harnessing of hydro-power potential of the river Chenab. At present the capacity of the power house is 345 MW. With the completion of Second stage the capacity will be doubled.

Sanja Vidyut (Hydel) Project

It is Asia’s first fully underground Hydel Project. The 120 MW project is located near Bhaba Nagar in Kinnur district of Himachal Pradesh. It harnesses the water of the Bhaba khud, a tributary of Sutlej.

Sardar Sarovar Project

This is one of the largest river valley schemes in the country. The project envisages construction of 163-meter-high cement concrete dam at Navagam in Gujarat. This will create irrigation potential of 1.79 million hectares and generate 1450 MW of power. On completion of the project more than 40 per cent of the drought-affected areas of Gujarat would be ensured against the calamity.

Bhadravati Project (Karnataka)

Located about 400 km from Bangalore near the Gersoppa falls, the Bhadravati project is one of the world’s major power projects, built by Indian Engineers with American collaboration.

Subarnarekha Project

It is Rs. 130-crore multipurpose project which would, when completed, provide assured irrigation to 7, 06,000 acres to the chronically drought- prone areas of Orissa and Bihar.

Ranjit Sagar Dam

In view of the situation that developed after the expiry of the Indus water treaty (with Pakistan) on March 31, 1970, the Punjab Government drew up plans to utilize water of the Ravi. It is proposed to construct a 131.6 m high dam at the village across the Ravi 25 km upstream, of Madhopur headwork at an estimate cost of Rs.92 crore. The project was earlier known as Then Dam Project.

Tehri Dam Project

The project is to be built by the Soviet Union on a turnkey basis. This dam being constructed will be the third highest dam in the world. The total capacity will be increased to 2000 MW in the second stage of the project.

Telugu Ganga Project

Inaugurated in May 1983 this project will consist of 400 km long canal named Telugu Ganga which starts from the Srisailam reservoir of Krishna River in Kurnool district. The canal will join four more reservoirs on way before joining the Poondi reservoir in Tamil Nadu. The Poondi reservoir is to meet the drinking water needs of Chennai.

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