Sardar Sarovar Dam Narmada – Gujarat

Introduction of Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar dam is located in Kevadia. The main purpose of build this dam is to provide Drinking water, Power, irrigation and flood protection. Sardar Sarovar Dam was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, 2017. This Dam is one of the biggest dams in Gujarat State and this dam provides water for Farming and also Drinking. in June 2006 government plans to generate solar power by placing solar panels over the canal.

History of Sardar Sarovar Dam

In 1946 Government decide to build Dam in Narmada river but they have confused where to build in Gujarat or in Madhya Pradesh. After the completion of the investigation where to build Dam, Government Decides to build Dam in Gora – Gujarat. In 5th April 1946, the foundation stone was laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

The Government of India appointed an expert committee in 1965 because of sharing of the Narmada water between Government of Madhya Pradesh and Government of Gujarat. After a long time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam on September 17, 2017.

Sardar Sarovar Narmada

Benefits of The Sardar Sarovar Dam

The Four Major benefits of Sardar Sarovar Dam

  1. DRINKING WATER SUPPLY
  2. POWER
  3. IRRIGATION
  4. FLOOD PROTECTION

The Main Benefit if Sardar Sarovar Dam is provide Drinking water. also, Narmada Dam provides irrigation facility in three states Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. Also, the main benefit is producing power and this power is shared with Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. Also, this Dam provides flood protection.

Sardar-Sarovar-dam-Narmada-Gujarat
Sardar Sarovar dam Narmada Gujarat

How to reach Sardar Sarovar Dam

Gujarat state road Transportation Corporation provide facility to reach Kevadia village and you can take a bus from different cities of the state. if you have a Car and you plan a road trip for Narmada Dam then you first you can reach Ahmedabad and then Varodara and then you will choose a Dhabhoi highway and reach Kevadiya village.

What to do in Sardar Sarovar Dam

  1. Must Visit Narmada Darshan Model Room
  2. Centre of Shoolpaneshwar wildlife interpretation
  3. Documentary of  SSP at Audio Visual Room in a Reception centre
  4. Must visit Statue of Unity
  5. visit Sun setPoint
  6. Lakes and Dykes
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Sardar Sarovar Dam

Necessary information when you Go, Narmada Dam,

  1. Photocopy of photo identity proof.
  2. ‐ Certification letter pad from Principal – For Educational Tour

Statue of Unity at Sardar Sarovar Dam

Indian Government built the monument of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Sardar Sarovar dam. Sardar Patel was the leader of Indian independence movement. This Statue was built on 31 October 2013 and its height is  182 m. This Statue is 3.2 km away on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Vadodara in Gujarat. Statue of Unity becomes Indian Biggest Statue.

Statue of Unity
Statue of Unity

Narmada Dam is the best option for one day trip in Summer vacation. Thanks for reading this blog and if you like this blog please share on your social media.

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