Dams collect rivers water and rainwater, they used to provide irrigation for the agriculture and today dams are not made for irrigation only humans build dams for their purpose to generate electricity, domestic and industrial use, water supply, flood control, entertainment, internal navigation and fisheries.
Hence the dams are also called multipurpose projects where humans can use collected water For example, in the Sutlej-Beas basin, the Bhakra-Nangal project is used for both hydropower generation and irrigation. Similarly, the Hirakud project in the Mahanadi Basin is providing water conservation with flood control.
Why Dams Are Necessary For Human Life
Jawaharlal Nehru proudly said dam as the ‘temple of modern India‘. He believed that due to these projects agriculture and rural economy, industrialization and the urban economy will develop.
Multipurpose Projects In India
Multipurpose projects have created new social movements in India like ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan’ and ‘Tehri Dam Movement’.These multipurpose projects cause the displacement of local communities one place to another place, Generally, local people have attachment and control to their land.
Krishna- Godavari Dispute Reason
Do you know that the Krishna-Godavari controversy started by the Maharashtra government by creating a dam for the hydropower project on Koyna river and changing the direction of the water?
About Indra Gandhi Canal
Indira Gandhi Canal Area, formerly known as Rajasthan Canal, is one of the largest canal systems in India and this canal is derived from the Harike Dam in Punjab.Water storage can be done in large quantities in the big dam and water not only used for irrigation but also for power generation.In Rajasthan greenery has come in a large area from Indira Gandhi Canal but due to poor management of water some people deprived of the benefits.
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Bhilai Steel Plant And Tundula Dam
Bhilai Steel Plant was established in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh in collaboration with Russia and production started in 1959. In this plant, water comes from Tundula dam and electric power comes from Korba thermal powerhouse. This plant is located on the Kolkata-Mumbai railroad. Most of the steel produced goes to the Hindustan Shipyard located in Visakhapatnam.
Displacement of People After Tawa Dam
The Tawa river coming out of the Mahadev hills of Chhindwara district and meet Narmada river in Hoshangabad and construction of a dam on Tawa river started in 1958 and was completed in 1978. After dam inauguration, many parts of forest submerged and thousands of local people lose their everything and moved to another safe place.
Gk Quiz Based On Indian Dams
|S.N||Question Related To Indian Dam||Correct Answer|
|1||Rana Pratap Sagar dam is built on which river?||Chambal river|
|2||Kariba dam is situated on which river?||Nile River|
|3||Alamatti dam is built on which river?||Krishna|
|4||Nagarjuna Sagar dam is built on which river?||Krishna|
|5||According to a majority decision, by the Supreme Court, the height of the construction of Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river was allowed?||90 meters|
|6||Bhakra Nangal dam is on which river?||Satluj river|
|7||Which is the highest Gravity Dam in the world?||Bhakra Dam (Punjab)|
|8||Why is the wall of a dam wide enough on the foundation (base)?||Wide base can combust pressure in a horizontal plane.|
|9||What was the reason behind the construction of the Farakka dam||Colcata port safety|
|10||The ‘Gandhi Sagar’ dam is built on which river||Chambal River|
|11||Ranjit Sagar dam is on which river||Ravi river|
|12||In which state is the Alamatti dam situated?||In Karnataka|
|13||In which state is the ‘Lower Bhavani’ dam located?||Tamilnadu|
|14||Bhakra Nangal Dam is a joint project of which states?||Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan|
|15||On which river has the Sarovar Dam been constructed?||Narmada river|
|16||Which dam is the highest gravitational dam in the world?||Bhatta Dam (On the River Sutlej)|
|17||Rihand Dam is built on which river of the river?||Son River|
|18||Which states are irrigated from the Rhind Dam Project?||Uttar Pradesh and Bihar|
|19||Mullaperiyar dam is the subject of dispute between which 2 states.||Kerala and Tamilnadu|
|20||Tehri dam is situated on which river?||Bhagirathi river|
|21||Which dams is known as Afghans India’s Friendship?||Salma Dam|
|22||Which neighbouring country of India create objection on the Kishanganga dam project?||Pakistan|
|23||Which project provides electricity for Rourkela Steel Plant||Hirakud Dam project|
|24||Hirakud dam is on which river||Mahanadi (Orissa)|
|25||Pong Dam is situated on which river||Beas River|
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