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Vaigai Dam, Madurai

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The Vaigai Dam is built across the Vaigai River near Andipatti, in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, southern India. It provides water for irrigation for the Madurai district and the Dindigul district as well as drinking water to Madurai and Andipatti. Near the dam, the Government of Tamil Nadu has constructed an Agricultural Research Station for researching the growing of a variety of crops, including rice, sorghum, blackgram, cowpea and cotton.HistoryVaigai Dam was inaugurated on 21 January 1959 by then Tamil Nadu chief Minister Mr. K.Kamaraj.CapacityVaigai Dam measures 111 ft in height and can store water up to 71 ft, with a total storage capacity of 6,143 mcft.MaintenanceVaigai Dam is maintained by Water Resources Department which in turn managed by the Tamil Nadu Public Works Department.Vaigai Dam ParkA Small and beautiful park is maintained by the Water Resources Department on both sides of the Dam. A small bridge connects the two sides of the park in front of the dam. The park also have a children play area.Vaigai Dam Hydroelectric Power PlantVaigai Hydroelectric Power Plant was design capacity of 6 MW. It has 2 unit(s) of 3 MW each. The first unit was commissioned in 1990. It is operated by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).
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  • Before plan make sure the dam is having water, if not wait for the next chance. It won't be full of water all the calendar days. There is a park near to the dam. Good visit for all age group. 
  • This place used to be very good place for entertainment now it's very untidy n 0 maintenance. Too much litter all over and lots of insects. Very difficult in the evenings because too much mosquito and...  more »
  • It is a very nice place to visit vaigai dam with my family members last year in the evening hours.Wonderful location and site seeing spot with fresh air touches us.We enjoied lot at that time. 
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  • It was inaugrated by Mr. Kamaraj in the year 1959. It is near Theni and 70 kms away and main source of water to Madurai and Dindigul ; Site seeing park is there with child play area. Nice place to visit when you are in Madurai or Theni around.
  • Good place near theni...everyone must go atleast once..
  • Oh I am enjoying in the river thank god the river you give in madurai by bavithran v.d. vdb thank you
  • Nice dam :)
  • Nice place to see & enjoy.