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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  • September 29, 2017
    Now before I say about anything else please note this is the only dam in india which has been built by cutting stones .... So unlike other dam is a natural beauty... Speedboat ride in this lake is jus...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    I have enjoyed very much in this place with my friends lots of fun dam was well good near the dam restricted to people going  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    This is one of the India best Dam. This place is full of tourist. This place is best for Picnic. There is small and beautiful garden near to dam. We also enjoyed boat ride to small island.  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    A nice place to visit. Very big dam and quite scenic. The boat ride on the reservoir is worth it.
  • April 9, 2017
    For weekend holidays it is very good place. Motor and row boat add a special charm. Peaceful location on the border of West Bengal and Jharkhand.
  • June 21, 2017
    Beautiful scene with water, hill and greenery all around. Awesome place to rejuvenate.
  • June 8, 2017
    The Best Picnic spot with natural beauty. Here a very good Guest 🏠.
  • May 8, 2017
    Yahhh very nice n clean place... Nice place for spending weekend Aowsome..feeling like an island in between lake

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