Sardar Sarovar Dam


Narmada River, also called Narbada or Nerbudda, river in central India that has always been an important route between the Arabian Sea and the Ganges (Ganga) River valley. The river was called Namade by the 2nd-century-ce Greek geographer Ptolemy.

Why Sardar Sarovar Dam is famous?

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.

Where is Sardar Sarovar Dam situated?

Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD), on the Indian Narmada river, is located in the village of Kevadia in the state of Gujarat.

Is Narmada dam and Sardar Sarovar Dam same?

The Sardar sarovor dam is built over the river Narmada which is located in Kevadiya town of Gujarat. It is also known as the Narmada dam since it is built over river Narmada. Water and electricity are provided to four states in India due to this dam which are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

On which river is Sardar Sarovar Dam built *?

river Narmada
Dam and Reservoir. 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.

Which is the biggest dam in India?

Large Dam
# Name State
1 Tehri Dam Uttarakhand
2 Lakhwar Dam Uttarakhand
3 Idukki (Eb)/Idukki Arch Dam Kerala
4 Bhakra Dam Himachal Pradesh
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Which is the longest dam in our country?

Hirakud Dam
Hirakud Dam

It is the longest dam in India with a total length of 25.79 km. It is also in the list of the longest dams in the world. The Hirakud Dam is situated on the river Mahanadi.

Is Sardar Sarovar Dam is biggest dam?

As one of the 30 dams planned on river Narmada, the Sardar Sarovar Dam is the largest structure to be built. It is the second largest concrete dam in the world in terms of the volume of concrete used in its construction, after the Grand Coulee Dam across the Columbia River, US.

Is Sardar Sarovar Dam largest in India?

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is built on the Narmada river in Kevadiya near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam to have been built under the ‘Narmada Valley Project’. It has power facilities of up to 200 MW and provides relief to drought-prone areas of Kutch and Saurashtra.

Which river flows under Statue of Unity?

The monument is under construction and located between the Vindhyachal and Satpuda ranges, rising on Sadhu-Bet Island in the Narmada River, approximately 3.5 kms downstream from the famous Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat.


Idukki Arch Dam
The Idukki Dam, located in Kerala, India, is a 168.91 m (554 ft) tall arch dam. The dam stands between the two mountains Kuravanmala (839)m and Kurathimala (925)m. It was constructed and is owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board.


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