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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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  • Had been at Maithan no less than 4 times. I used to stay at Tourism Department Lodge mostly. The lodge is in a unique position from where one can enjoy the reservoir. The evening at Maithan is very at...  more »
  • Well, sometimes, u need to spend time with yourself only or with someone special... From a busy city life, you can escape and reach here by only 4 hours of driving via Durgapur- Asansol. You can reach...  more »
  • One of the most visited place in Jharkhand.It provides a lot of enjoyble places for family and friends.  more »
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  • 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.
  • The Best Picnic spot with natural beauty. Here a very good Guest 🏠.
  • Yahhh very nice n clean place... Nice place for spending weekend Aowsome..feeling like an island in between lake
  • Beautiful location, on the border of west wengal and jharkhand...
  • Maithon Dam, is a popular tourist and travel destination and picnic spot in Jharkhand and neighbourhood states Bihar and West Bengal. Maithon is famous for the 165ft (50m) high river Dam and Asia's first underground hydroelectric power plant built on river Barakar, and a water reservoir which spans over 65 square kilometres. It requires special permission from DVC authorities to visit the underground plant. The view of the water reservoir in the sunset is excellent. Boating facilities are available both for normal, paddle and speed boat for a fee.