Mettur Dam

 

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  1. The Mettur Dam is one of the largest dams in India built in 1934. It was constructed in a gorge, where the Kaveri River enters the plains. The dam is one of the oldest in India. The Mettur dam is one of the largest dams in India built in 1934. It has been built in a gorge, where the Kaveri river enters the plains. The dam is one of the oldest in India.  It provides the facilities of irrigation to parts of Salem, the length to Erode, in Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchirappali and Thanjavur district for 
    271,000 acres (110,000 hectares) of agricultural land.
     
    The total length of the dam is 1,700 m (5,600 ft).  The dam created Stanley the tank. The Mettur Hydro-electrique DU QUéproject is also quite large. The dam, the park, the large-scale hydro power plants and the hills on all sides of Mettur a tourist attraction. Upstream of the dam is Hogenakal Falls. The Government of India in regard to water resources website of the ministry[ 1] the Mettur dam is an old multipurpose project of the south Indian state (province) of the Tamil Nadu everywhere in the inspiring Cauvery River. It irrigates 1,310 km2 (510 sq mi) of the earth each year. Its installed capacity of hydroelectric energy production is 250 MW (Dam regime 50 MW & tunnel regime 200 MW) the maximum level of the dam is 120 ft (37 m) and the maximum capacity is 93.4 tmc ft.In 2012,Mettur dam would only be open for irrigation on the DTE programd from 12 June.
     
    The 75-foot-high Platinum Jubilee Tower of Mettur Dam, is a great place to catch a glimpse of the dam. The Tower also houses a mini exhibition center on the dam with photos and other resources that are very informative. The tower is located approximately 2 km from the dam the main entrance. Salem Pahalpatty database engineer working in PWD Dept has made an alternative plan for the construction of the dam.He explained the demerits of the genius of the British army' plan.and the British govt accepts his genius. It was Pahalpatty Pa Ve Manicka Nayakar.He was a multi dimensional personality. He was a Tamil scholar. It is one of the 30 most reformers in the Tamil language.It was a mathematician.Its theorems are now being studied in Calculus.There has been a freedom fighter. Also devoted friend of the poet in Namakkal Ramalingam Pillai. They have two visit the construction of view a dam on Indi-Afgan border. They have been captured by the rebels.Our Pa Ve Manicka Nayakar explains their leader that they also fight against the British rule.and they were honored and returned safely.
     
    Opened: 1934
    Height: 37 m
    Architect: Colonel W.M Ellis
     

 

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India
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Tamil Nadu
City
Salem
Location
Metturdam
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latitude : 11.029999730 longitude :77.043403630
Corporation : Coimbatore
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