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  • August 8, 2022
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Cheruthoni dam

In news: The shutters of the Cheruthoni dam of Idukki reservoir were opened to release water.

  • The Cheruthoni Dam, located in Idukki District, Kerala is a 138m tall concrete gravity dam.
  • Cheruthoni is a town on the banks of Cheruthoni River, a major tributary of the Periyar River, the second longest river in Kerala state.
  • This dam was constructed in 1976 as part of the Idukki Hydroelectric Project along with two other dams Idukki and Kulamavu.

Source: Thehindu

Previous Year Question

Q.1) Consider the following pairs: (2022)

Reservoirs:                           States

  1. Ghataprabha:          Telangana
  2. Gandhi Sagar:         Madhya Pradesh
  3. Indira Sagar:          Andhra Pradesh
  4. Maithon:                 Chhattisgarh

How many pairs given above are not correctly matched?

  1. Only one pair
  2. Only two pairs
  3. Only three pairs
  4. All four pairs


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