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Polavaram Dam

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  • July 7, 2021
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Polavaram Dam

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Geography

In news: Increased inflows and stagnated backwaters caused a breach in the Godavari bund located upstream of the Polavaram dam  in Andhra Pradesh.

What is Polavaram Irrigation Project?

  • It is a multi-purpose irrigation project 
  • Location: Andhra Pradesh on the river Godavari, near Polavaram village.
  • Once completed, it will provide Irrigation benefits and will generate Hydro Electric Power and supply drinking water.
  • It will facilitate an inter-basin transfer to the Krishna river basin through its Right canal.
  • Indirect benefits include development of Pisciculture (breeding and rearing of fish), tourism and urbanisation.
  • The Project has been accorded national project status by the union government in 2014 (under Section-90 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014).

Where is Godavari River?

  • Source: Godavari river rises from Trimbakeshwar near Nasik in Maharashtra and drains into the Bay of Bengal.
  • Drainage Basin: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha and smaller parts in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry.
  • Tributaries: Pravara, Purna, Manjra, Penganga, Wardha, Wainganga, Pranhita, Indravati, Maner and the Sabri.

Source: TH

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