Jayakwadi Dam, Aurangabad

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  • Like the general water dams, the storage is ordinary, but in the mainland is the precious resource. The water is still clear and attracts a lot of water birds, 儼 is an eco-protected area.
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  • Guys i visited here with my family the place is very excellent the view of the dam is very pleasant the interior of the dam is the most beautiful thing with the dam the architect has made us proud by ...  more »
  • The Jayakwadi Dam is hugely impressive as a feat of engineering, and for the benefits it bestows by watering the people, agriculture and industry of the whole district of Aurangabad; less well adverti...  more »
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  • Its very awsome n beautiful place..if uh want some peace in life then uh want to come here.. 😊
  • At a distance of 47 km from Aurangabad, the Jayakwadi Dam is an earthen dam built across the sacred Godavari River at Paithan village in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the largest earthen dams of Maharashtra and is one of the best in Aurangabad tourist places. The foundation of the dam was laid by the then Prime minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri on 18th October 1965. The dam was inaugurated on 24th February 1976 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The chief engineer of this project was Mr. A.A.A. Siddiqui. Its height is approximately 41.30 m and length of 10 km with total storage capacity 2,909 MCM (million cubic meters) and effective live storage capacity is 2,171 MCM. The total catchment area of dam is 21,750 Sq. km. There are total 27 gates for the dam.
  • Aurangabad's Life Line.....Very big water reservoir....Also a proposed Bird Sanctuary....Visit in winter season for watching variety of birds....
  • The harsh project is one of the largest irrigation projects in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a multipurpose project. The water is mainly used to irrigate agricultural land in the drought-prone Marathwada region of the state. It also provides water for drinking and industrial usage to nearby towns and villages and to the municipalities and industrial areas of Aurangabad and Jalna district. The surrounding area of the dam has a garden and a bird sanctuary. A plan to build a dam on Godavari river in the drought-prone Marathwada region was first conceived during rule of state of Hyderabad. The plan was to build a dam in Beed districtnear village Jaikwadi (जायकवाडी) with storage capacity of 2,147 MCM (million cubic metres).[3] The project came to be known as Jayakwadi project after the name of the village. However, after formation of new state of Maharashtra and comparative analysis on alternative places, it was decided to build a dam 100 km upstream at Paithan. The project was continued to name as Jayakwadi even after it was shifted to a new location. Building dam at higher level made it possible to have longer canals and thus providing irrigation facility to a larger region. The project proposal for this was completed by 1964. The foundation of the dam was laid by the then Prime minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri on 18 October 1965. The dam was inaugurated on 24 February 1976 by the then Prime minister Indira Gandhi.[3]. The chief engineer of this project was Mr. A.A.A. Siddiqui Jayakwadi is one of the largest earthern dams in Asia. Its height is approx 41.30 m and length of 9,998 m (10 km approx) with total storage capacity 2,909 MCM (million cubic meters) and effective live storage capacity is 2,171 MCM. The total catchment area of dam is 21,750 km2. There are total 27 water gates for the dam. In the year 2009 it has entered in 35th year of its life. It has in its lifetime overflowed only 17 times. On 10 August 2006 highest discharge of 250000 ft3/s was recorded.in India of maharastra state district Aurangabad.
  • Great view of the dam especially at arnd 4 pm to 5 pm
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