Tehri Dam

New Tehri, UK
Type: Landmarks
  • Singh Omendra
    Singh Omendra
  • Shubham Bora
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    Amit Kumar
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    Suraj Nagvanshi
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    Suraj Nagvanshi

The Tehri Dam, located near the town of Tehri in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is one of the tallest dams in the world and a significant hydroelectric project in India. Constructed on the Bhagirathi River, a major tributary of the Ganges, the dam serves multiple purposes, including hydroelectric power generation, irrigation, and flood control.

The construction of the Tehri Dam began in the 1970s and was completed in several phases over the subsequent decades. The dam stands at an impressive height of over 260 meters (850 feet) and has a reservoir capacity of approximately 3.4 billion cubic meters, making it one of the largest reservoirs in India.

The primary function of the Tehri Dam is hydroelectric power generation, with an installed capacity of over 1,000 megawatts. The dam harnesses the power of the Bhagirathi River to generate clean and renewable energy, contributing to India's efforts to meet its growing demand for electricity while reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

In addition to its role in power generation, the Tehri Dam also provides irrigation water for agricultural purposes and helps regulate the flow of the Bhagirathi River, thereby mitigating the risk of floods downstream. The dam has significantly enhanced the socio-economic development of the region, providing employment opportunities and supporting the growth of industries and agriculture in the surrounding areas.

The Tehri Dam has also emerged as a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors from across India and abroad who come to marvel at its engineering marvel and scenic beauty. The dam offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and the vast expanse of the Tehri Reservoir, making it a favored destination for nature lovers, photographers, and adventure enthusiasts.

Overall, the Tehri Dam stands as a testament to human ingenuity and technological prowess, symbolizing India's commitment to sustainable development and harnessing the power of nature for the benefit of its people.

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