SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    Which of the following dams has generations of power more than irrigation as its main purpose?

    A)  Gandhi Sagar

    B)  Hirakud

    C)  Periyar

    D)  Tungabhadra

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The Gandhi Sagar Dam is one of the four major dams built on India's Chambal River. The dam is located in the Mandsaur district of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a masonry gravity dam, standing 62.17 metres (204.0 ft.) high, with a gross storage capacity of 7.322 billion cubic metres from a catchment area of 22,584 km. The dam sports a 115-MW hydroelectric power station at its toe, with five 23-MW generating units each providing a total energy generation of about 564 GWh. The water released after power generation is utilised for the irrigation of 427,000 hectares (1,060,000 acres) by the Kota Barrage, which is located 104 kilometres (65 mi) downstream of the dam, near the city of Kota in the state of Rajasthan.

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