Maithan Dam, Dhanbad

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The Maithon Dam is located at Maithon, 48 km from Dhanbad, in the state of Jharkhand. It is 15712ft long and 165ft. high.This dam was specially designed for flood control and generates 60,000 kW of electric power. There is an underground power station, the first of its kind in the whole of South East Asia. The dam is constructed on the Barakar River. The lake is spread over 65km2.DVC-Damodar Valley CorporationDVC is the first-ever multipurpose river valley project of independent India which came into being on July 7, 1948 by an act of Constituent Assembly . DVC has its command area of approx 24,235 km² spreading across the Damodar basin. The upper valley consists of two entire districts and eight districts partly in the state of Jharkhand. The lower valley on the other hand consists of five districts partly in the state of West Bengal.DVC was set up with the intent of promoting and operating the schemes which may cause social and economic uplift in the valley region. The difficult but effective water management by the corporation has turned the devastating river Damodar from a "River of Sorrow" to a "River of opportunities".Prospects and opportunitiesProficient management of water resources through dams, canals and barage, DVC facilitated irrigation as well as industrial and domestic water supply which at large benefited the region as a whole. DVC has been generating, transmitting & distributing electrical energy since 1953 and has succeeded not only in meeting the expectation of consumers but has also elevated its height in its performance.The full form of DVC is Damodar valley corporation and since it uses its main source of water from the Damodar dam it is named so.
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  • We visited Maithan this year in January for 2 days with my family. we started on 4th by Black Diamond Express from howrah at 6:15am and reached Maithan at 10:30am. Our hotel was Shatinivas which is 11...  more »
  • A wonderful place with lush green hills and blue backwaters. A must visit place for nature and adventure lovers.Well maintained Boat Jetties. Enjoy country boating and thrills of speed motor boats. Do...  more »
  • Gud place to visit with ur family can enjoy a lot thete.Sunday is the best day to have visit with your family can enjoy thete boat driving  more »
  • Quite and beautiful place. In coalfield area this is the best place for family outing and picnic. An evening walk above the lock gate brigde is relaxing. You can enjoy boating for only 200/- you can also avail speed boats with little extra charge. Must visit place. Best time to visit here is in the winter.
  • Personally I have visited this Dam. Naturally the sight is full of natural beauty.Most of the people of West Bengal visit the place as family tuor. The Maithon Dam is located at Maithon, 48 km from Dhanbad, in the state of Jharkhand. It is 15,712 ft long and 165 ft. high. This dam was specially designed for flood control and generates 60,000 kW of electric power.
  • Great place. The dam is really very big. Be sure to visit there during any time of the year but not monsoon. You can get speed boat ride at ₹400/4people and ₹600/6. Life jacket charge included. Inside the dam photography is prohibited.
  • This is the amazing place.we are really enjoy there.I upload some photos with unforgettable moments..
  • Excellent beauty of nature. Since photography is not allowed unable to send. But truly natural beauty overloaded

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