Question and answer
what are the demerits of multi purpose river valley projects?
This question has not been answered. Can you answer it? Please add your answer below ...
Question
Asked 4/26/2010 7:19:53 AM
Updated 4/26/2010 11:25:51 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Ask a question
Not a good answer? Get an answer now. (Free)
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments
Multipurpose River Valley projects in India

1. Bhakhra Nangal Project = Punjab, Harayana, Rajasthan
- > Its a joint venture of Punjab, Harayana, Rajasthan.
- > Its is India's biggest multi-purpose river valley project so far completed at a cost of Rs.236 Cr.
- > It consists of a straight gravity dam, 518 mts long & 226 mts high across the Sutlej at Bhakhra.
- > The Bhakhra dam impounds 986.8 Cr cubic mts of water.
- > The canal system of the project is now irrigating 14.8 lakh hectares.
- > It generates 1204 MW electricity.

2. Chambal Project = Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
- > The Chambal project being jointly executed by M.P & Rajasthan.
- > In the 1st stage, the Gandhi Sagar dam & its 115 MW power station & the Kota barrage were completed.
- > The Rana Pratap Sagar dam with a power house of 172 MW capacity was constructed in the 2nd stage.
- > The 3rd stage comprises the construction of the Jawahar Sagar dam & 99 MW power station.
- > With the completion of all the stages, the project will generate 386MW of power.

3.Damodar Valley Project = Jharkhand , West Bengal
- > This project conceived for the unified development of irrigation, flood control & power generation in W.B & Jharkhand.
- > The project is administered by the Damodar Valley Corporation established in 1948.
- > The irrigation potential of the project is about 5.51 lakh hectares & its installed power generation capacity is 1181MW.
- > It is designed on the lines of Tennesse Valley Authority in the USA.

4. Farakka Barrage = West Bengal
- > It consists of a barrage across the Ganaga at Farakka, another barrage at Jangipur across the Bhagirathi, a 39 km long feeder canal taking off from the right bank of teh Ganga, at Farakka & tailing into the Bhagirathi below the Jangipur Barrage .
- > road - *** - rail bridge over the Farakka barrage have already been completed.

The basic Aim of Farakka barrage is to preserve & mountain Calcutta port & to improve the navigatability of the Hooghly river.
- > Farakka is to use 40,000 cusecs of Waterout of water stored in the dam to flush the Calcutta port which is get silted up.

5. Indira Gandhi Canal
- > It is one of the biggest irrigation project in the world.
- > began in 1958 as Rajasthan Canal.
- > it will provide irrigation facility to N.W region of Rajasthan a part of Thar desert.
- > The project which the use water from the Pong dam consists of 215 km long Rajasthan feeder canal & 445 km long Rajasthan main canal lying entirely in Rajasthan.
- > The project will ultimately irrigate about 14.5 lakh hectares.

6. Hirakud Project = Orissa
- > the 4801.2 mts long main Hirakud dam in Orissa is on the river Mahanadi.
- > its world's longest dam.
- > The project migrates irrigation an area of 11.98 lakh hectares.
- > its present installed power generation capacity is 27.2MW.

7. Kakrapura project = Gujarat
- > it is on the river Tapti, 80km upstream of surat,
- > it is being built by Gujarat government
- > a 621 mts long & 14 mts high weir near Kakrapara in Surat district was completed in 1963.

8. Koyna project = Maharashtra
- > it is on the river Koyna & has been built by the Government of Maharashtra.
- > it comproses the construction of a 208 ft. high dam

9. Nagarjuna Sagar project = Andhra pradesh
- > it is undertaking of the government of A.P. for utilizing the water of the Krishna river.
- > it was inaugurated on AUg 4 1967.
- > it is suited near Nandikonda Village in Miryalguda Taluk of Nalagonda District.
- > it is of 1450 mts long & 92 mts high dam.
- > the project will ultimately irrigate about 8.95 lakh hectares.

10. Rihand project = U.P
- > This project comprises construction of a concrete gravity dam across the Rihand river in Mirzapur district U.P. & a power house at Pipri & neccessary transamission lines.

11. Thien Dam = Punjab
- > a 147 mts high dam built by the Punjab government at Thien Village acorss the Ravi 25 km. upstream of Madhopur head works.
- > it will irrigate 8 lakh hectares land & generate 600MW power renamed as Ranjit Sagar dam it was dedicated to the nation on March 4 2001 by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpaee.

12. Tungabhadra project = Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh
- > it is a joint undertaking by the government of A.P & Karnataka.
- > it comprises a 2441 mt long & 49.38 high dam the river Tungbhadra near Malipuram.
Source(s):

Added 4/26/2010 11:25:51 AM
Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
What are the DISADVANTEAGES and DEMERITS of multi purpose river valley projectsss??..plzz tell me fast!
Weegy: reduces natural furtility in the normally flooded zones, -impacts on fisheries, - inappropriate use of water resources or over use of those resources. [ These projects also generally displace hundreds of not millions of people from very fertile land thus reducing the productivity of these people. They take away their livelihood and their homes of many generations. ] (More)
Question
All Categories|No Subcategories|Expert Answered
Asked 4/26/2010 7:13:37 AM
0 Answers/Comments
16,925,016 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Poetry is only intended to be taken literally.
7/22/2014 12:28:55 PM| 7 Answers
Evaluate x 0 + y 0 for x = 3 and y = 2. 0 1 2 5
Weegy: Here are some characteristics of grace and forgiveness: patience, kindness, mercy, unconditional love, empathy, ...
7/22/2014 12:50:56 PM| 3 Answers
Unified Command:
Weegy: UNIFIED COMMAND enables all agencies with responsibility to manage an incident together by establishing a common ...
7/23/2014 4:00:02 PM| 3 Answers
Simplify (3x + 5) + (2x - 9) - (4x + 3). User: Simplify (3x + 5) + ...
Weegy: (3x + 5) + (2x - 9) - (4x + 3) = (5x - 4) - (4x + 3) = (5x - 4) + (-4x - 3) = x - 7 User: Simplify 3j - {2k ...
7/22/2014 10:03:49 AM| 2 Answers
How many terms are in the polynomial abcd + e - fg + h 2? ...
Weegy: A Term is either a single number or a variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together. So based on your ...
7/22/2014 12:42:37 PM| 2 Answers
Ad Hominem
Weegy: A) ad hominem arguments
7/22/2014 10:50:04 PM| 2 Answers
Which of the following equations has no solution? 3x + 1 = 2x + ...
Weegy: 4/5x - 3 3/4 = 2 1/2 4/5x = 2 1/2 + 3 3/4 4/5x = 5/2 + 15/4 4/5x = 10/4 + 15/4 4/5x = 25/4 x = (25/4) / ...
7/23/2014 11:29:01 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
Points 1870 [Total 20870]| Ratings 1| Comments 1860| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 1794 [Total 16923]| Ratings 0| Comments 1794| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
Points 1533 [Total 14088]| Ratings 1| Comments 1523| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
Points 1372 [Total 3555]| Ratings 2| Comments 1352| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
Points 1094 [Total 7271]| Ratings 2| Comments 1074| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 898 [Total 3034]| Ratings 5| Comments 848| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 834 [Total 10442]| Ratings 0| Comments 834| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 729 [Total 4405]| Ratings 2| Comments 709| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 700 [Total 5754]| Ratings 4| Comments 660| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 254 [Total 402]| Ratings 2| Comments 234| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Archive | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.