Bhadar Dam

Bhadar Dam

(GS paper – 3 , Infrastructure

Source- The Hindu)


Recently the dam safety organisation of the Central Water Commission has recommended replacement of flood gates of other Dam which were damaged in the flash flood of 2015

About the dam

  •  It is located in Rajkot and if the second largest in the Saurashtra region
  • Bhadar dam is on the bhadar river of Gujarat
  • The construction work for the dam started in 1952 and water for irrigation from it was given to farmers for the first time in 1963

About Bhadar river

  •  It is one of the major rivers of  Kathiawar region of Saurashtra 
  • It originate near Vaddi in Rajkot district at elevation of 261 above mean sea level
  •  It flows through the Saurashtra region and finally Confluence with Arabian Sea at Noviobandar Porbandar

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