Sardar Sarovar Dam, Songadh

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The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley Project, a large hydraulic engineering project involving the construction of a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Narmada river. The project took form in 1979 as part of a development scheme to increase irrigation and produce hydroelectricity.One of the 30 dams planned on river Narmada, Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) is the largest structure to be built. Following a number of controversial cases before the Supreme Court of India (1999, 2000, 2003), by 2014 the Narmada Control Authority had approved a series of changes in the final height – and the associated displacement caused by the increased reservoir, from the original 80m to a final 163m from foundation. The project will irrigate more than 18000km2, most of it in drought prone areas of Kutch and Saurashtra.The dam's main power plant houses six 200 MW Francis pump-turbines to generate electricity and include a pumped-storage capability. Additionally, a power plant on the intake for the main canal contains five 50 MW Kaplan turbine-generators. The total installed capacity of the power facilities is 1,450 MW. Its final configuration is the second largest concrete gravity dam (by volume) after Grand Coulee Dam in the US and has the world's third largest spillway discharging capacity.
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  • Narmada dam is beautiful built at the banks of Narmada river. There is a hydroelectric Power station which can be entered only with special permission. Majority of areas entry is restricted, but some ...  more »
  • Sardar Sarovar dam is one of the biggest dams in the world, and one can get enough and more information about the dam on the Internet. I felt compelled to write this review as a quick guide for fellow...  more »
  • This is one of those things which can make any Indian proud. The Technology is really brilliant. The water falls from a great height. Must visit place in summers for enjoying bath.  more »
  • Narmada in one of the ancient & sacred rivers of India.The Dam constructed on it-Sardar Sarovar, is now considered as the Life Line of Gujarat-one of the most progressive states of India. In the monsoon,when the river overflows,it provides marvelous sight.The Flow,the thunder,the mist,the green hills all around,freshness of pure air & water... this beautiful combination of basic elements makes oneself feel truly associated with the mother nature... The place is well connected with Vadodara,one of the largest cities of Gujarat.. equally nominal vehicle fee...Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited is developing this place very well..One must see this place,esp. all connected with Gujarat one way or other,I stringly recommend them to visit this place once in their lifetime.
  • The guide from the place gave detailed information about the place,23 km area we saw.the dam structure, power plant,& making of sardar Patel's statue is wonderful. this dam supplies water to 3 states, almost 120 villages were shifted for construction of the dam
  • 1200 mega Walt electricity is being produced here. 6900 sq km draught area of kuccha region is now being errigated. Very ambitious project of Gujarat, lovely view.
  • Amazing place, nature on its pure beauty after rainfall, probably India's largest dam now having large storage of water which can helpful now to agriculture. Amazing to see when it's overflow. Such a nice place.
  • Nice location . It is great beauty of our indian civil. Strong structure holding strong impact of biggest river of gujarat narmada. Must visit once when dam is overflow. For varoda and surat you can go for long drive. You can visit poicha swaminarayan temple too after returning fro this location

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