Vaigai Dam

Vaigai Dam

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The Vaigai Dam is worked across the Vaigai River close to Andipatti, in the Theni locale of Tamil Nadu, southern India. Close to the dam, the Government of Tamil Nadu has developed an Agricultural Research Station for exploring the developing of an assortment of harvests, including rice, sorghum, blackgram, cowpea and cotton.

Vaigai Dam was initiated on 21 January 1959[3] by Tamil Nadu boss Minister K. Kamaraj.[4] It One of the couple of dams which isn't in the middle of between two mountains so this dam totally relies upon its own substantial strength. This dam is the existence line of ranchers of the five areas in particular Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Sivagangai and Ramanathapuram. It gives water to water system for the previously mentioned 5 regions as well as this dam additionally gives drinking water to significant urban communities like Theni, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, e.t.c. which lies along its riverbed.


Vaigai Dam estimates 111 ft in level and can store water up to 71 ft, with an all out stockpiling limit of 6,143 mcft.

A Small and lovely park is kept up with by the Water Resources Department on the two sides of the Dam. A little extension interfaces the different sides of the recreation area before the dam. The recreation area likewise have a kids play region.

A little train which takes the guests a little round around the recreation area till date was great to see.Another expansion is the pedal sailing close by the train was great. Everybody can appreciate it.

Vaigai Hydroelectric Power Plant was plan limit of 6 MW. It has 2 unit(s) of 3 MW each. The primary unit was dispatched in 1990. It is worked by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).


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