An overview on dams construction along the narmada river in india and the 30 year long struggle of the narmada bachao andolan narmada for life in the river valley and for livelihood of local communities. The foundation stone of the project was laid out by prime minister jawaharlal nehru on 5 april 1961.
Narmada river dam list. The narmada river also called the reva and previously also known as narbada nerbudda it is also known as life line of madhya pradesh and gujarat for its huge contribution to the state of madhya pradesh and gujarat in many ways. List of major dams in narmada river valley. The narmada river flows for more than 1 300 km 808 miles and crosses three different indian states madhya pradesh maharashtra.
Additionally the dam is also generating electricity at the riverbed powerhouse rbph and canal head powerhouse chph. It is one of the most. The dam is designed for 87 000 cumec 3 07 million cusecs flood.
Sardar sarovar dam is a 163 meters high gravity dam across the narmada river with the installed capacity of 1 450 mw. The swollen narmada river inundated several villages in narmada vadodara and bharuch districts while the authorities said the water leven in the dam which stood at 132 9 at 5pm on monday just six metres away from its full reservoir level frl capacity of 138 68 metres may rise further. Narmada rises from amarkantak plateau in anuppur district madhya pradesh.
Taking issue with both the views the top state insider said that ssd as also all dams on the narmada river upstream in madhya pradesh are operated under the narmada water disputes tribunal nwdt award of 1979 and ssd operators or for that matter ssnnl in fact all other operators of the projects that have come up on narmada are mere. In this article we will provide a list of important river dams in india including pdf for ssc upsc and other competitive govt job exams like sbi ibps rrb ntpc rrb group d sebi nabard lic etc important question on dams are repeatedly asked in general knowledge sections of the competitive examinations the pdf file of the list of important river dams in india will be provided at the bottom of the. It forms the traditional boundary between north india and south india and flows westwards.
The sardar sarovar dam is the part of the narmada valley project and one of the five biggest dam of india located near songadh in gujarat. The outflow of water through gates is 565000cusecs rbph is 33938cusec and chph is 15675 cusecs. Several villages along the narmada river have been put on alert in the districts of narmada bharuch and vadodara saturday.
Over 9 000 people were shifted to safer places in gujarat s bharuch narmada and vadodara districts with the narmada river swelling due to heavy inflow from upstream dams officials said on tuesday. Narmada basin the total basin area of the river is 97 410 square kilometer comprising 85 858 square kilometer in madhya pradesh 1658 square kilometer in maharashtra and 9894 square kilometer in gujarat.