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What is the Sardar Sarovar Dam project?

What is the Sardar Sarovar Dam project?

The Sardar Sarovar Project is one of the largest water resources project of India covering four major states – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Dam’s spillway discharging capacity (30.7 lakhs cusecs) would be third highest in the world.

Who planned for Sardar Sarovar Dam?

The scheme was conceived by the late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in 1946-1947. It envisages the construction of 30 major dams, 135 medium and 3,000 smaller dams along the river, with SSD being the largest of them all. They are expected to generate about 4,000MW of power in total.

What are the benefits of the Sardar Sarovar project?

Benefits of Project

  • Irrigation. The Sardar Sarovar Project will provide irrigation facilities to 18.45 lac ha.
  • Drinking water supply.
  • Power.
  • Flood Protection.
  • Wild Life.
  • Additional Production.
  • Against one tribal displaced, 7 tribals would get benefits.

Is Sardar Sarovar a multipurpose project?

About Sardar Sarovar Dam It involves a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams. The irrigation benefits accrue to the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat while the hydroelectric power of the SSP is to be shared by the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Is Sardar Sarovar project completed?

In 2000–01 the project was revived but with a lower height of 111 metres under directions from SC, which was later increased in 2006 to 123 metres and 139 metres in 2017. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is 1210 meters long. The dam was inaugurated in 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Which of the following books by Arundathi Roy is on Sardar Sarovar project and the issues of rehabilitation of the displaced?

He published a booklet called Cry O Beloved Narmada in 1989 to protest against the construction of the dam. Amongst the major celebrities who have shown their support for Narmada Bachao Andolan are Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy and Aamir Khan.

When did Narmada project start?

The plan for harnessing the river for irrigation and power generation in the Narmada basin was initiated in 1946.

On which river Sardar Sarovar project is constructed?

river Narmada
A concrete gravity dam, 1210 meters (3970 feet) in length and with a maximum height of 163 meters above the deepest foundation level, is under construction across river Narmada.

Is Sardar Sarovar Project completed?

When did Sardar Sarovar project started?

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.

Which is biggest dam in Gujarat?

Dams in Gujarat

# Name Basin
1 Aamli Chharchhoda Dam Mahi
2 Abhalwad Dam West flowing rivers of Kutch and Saurashtra including Luni
3 Adhia Dam West flowing rivers of Kutch and Saurashtra including Luni
4 Adhochhani Dam West flowing rivers of Kutch and Saurashtra including Luni

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