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Largest Earth Dam in India

The largest Earth Dam in India is Banasura Sagar Dam which impounds ‘Karamanathodu’ a tributary of Kabini River and is part of major project taken up by the Government Of India in 1979 to support irrigation and domestic needs...

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First Highest Dam in the World

The World’s First Tallest Dam – ‘Nurek Dam’ was built across the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan- a country land locked by mountains in central Asia. The construction of the dam began in 1961, when Tajikistan was a part of a...

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First Rubber Dam in India

India’s first Rubber Dam constructed across Jhanjhavathi River in Parvathipuram was inaugurated on 1st January 2006 by then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Y.S. Rajsekhara Reddy. It is also an inter-state project as the...

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First Arch Dam in the World

The world’s first Arch Dam- ‘Glanum Dam’, was located on the south west of the French town of Saint-Reme-de-Provence. The dam was also called as ‘Vallon de Baume Dam’ and was built around 1st century BCE to supply water to the...

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First Arch Dam in India

Idukki Arch Dam in the southern Indian state of Kerala is the first of its kind in Asia. It is a Double Curvature Arch Dam impounding Periyar River at a narrow gorge between two granite hills in Idukki, Kerala. In a layman’s...

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