The dam authorities said this is the highest water level after the dam s height was raised to 138 metres in 2017. A short history of the sardar sarovar dam on river narmada.
The project only took form in 1979 as part of a development scheme to increase irrigation and produce.
River narmada dam. Sardar sarovar dam water channeled into narmada river flood control operations underway. Narmada river valley is the largest west flowing river and also known as the life line of madhya pradesh. Narmada rises from amarkantak plateau in anuppur district madhya pradesh.
The first largest dam being the grand coulee dam in the united states it has helped a lot in agricultural output and revenue of the region. It forms the traditional boundary between north india and south india and flows westwards. 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.
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. August 28 2019 5 59 pm explore. The foundation stone of the project was laid out by prime minister jawaharlal nehru on 5 april 1961.
Pm modi also tweeted pictures of the dam located at kevadiya in gujarat across the narmada river. Narmada river water level continues to increase as all the gates of sardar sarovar dam are opened. The narmada river flows for more than 1 300 km 808 miles and crosses three different indian states madhya pradesh maharashtra.
A short history of the sardar sarovar dam on river narmada 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. There are 30 major dams 135 medium dams and around 3000 minor dam projects are proposed along with long canals on the narmada basin by nvda.
The sardar sarovar dam is a concrete gravity dam on the narmada river in kevadiya near navagam gujarat in india four indian states gujarat madhya pradesh maharashtra and rajasthan receive water and electricity supplied from the dam. 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 lifeline of gujarat and second largest dam in the world regarding volume and size is sardar sarovar dam.
The narmada dam project known officially as the sardar sarovar project ssp is a project involving the construction of a series of large hydroelectric dams on the narmada river in india the project was first conceived of in the 1940s by the country s first prime minister jawaharlal nehru.