UTTAR PRADESH [ HYDRO POWER PROJECT ]
This is the second part of UP Special GK in English [ Hydro Power Projects ]. In the first part I discussed all important Thermal Power Projects of Uttar Pradesh. Click here to read that.
Hydroelectricity is the third important source of energy in the Uttar Pradesh after coal and petroleum. In India it is the third important source of energy. But it is the main source of energy in Himachal pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Kerala and Meghalaya.
Maximum potential of hydroelectricity according to Central Water and Power Commission(1958) is found in the Himalayan region from Jammu and Kashmir in the West region to the north-eastern states in the east. But on the contrary West Bengal, Gujrat, Bihar, Rajsthan have low hydro power potential.
The first hydro electric power project was installed at Darjeeling in 1897-98.
Now we will discuss about Uttar Pradesh hydro power capacity and name of the projects. There are following hydro power projects in Uttar Pradesh.
RIHAND DAM HYDRO POWER PROJECT –
Rihand Dam is a concrete gravity dam located at Pipri in Sonbhadra District in Uttar Pradesh, India. The reservoir of Rihand Dam is called Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar and is India’s largest artificial lake.Its reservoir area is on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the Rihand River, a tributary of the Son River.Rihand dam is also known as Govind Ballabh pant sagar dam. By volume it is the largest dam of India.
OBRA HYDRO POWER PROJECT –
Obra hydro project is situated at 25 km away from Rihand dam on Rihand river in obra of Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The total capacity of this hydro power project is 99 MW.
MATATILA HYDRO POWER PROJECT –
The Matatila Dam is a dam in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India.Dam was built in 1958 on the Betwa River. Situated 93 km away from Deogarh, this earthen dam is 35 m high. Nestled between a large numbers of small hills. This dam connects Jhansi to babina route.
EAST YAMUNA CANAL HYDRO PROJECT –
There are many small hydro projects are installed on East Yamuna canal. The total capacity of this project is 6 MW.
SHEETLA HYDRO PROJECT –
This project is situated in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh. Total capacity of this project is 3 MW.
UPCOMING HYDRO PROJECT :-
1. PARICHHA HYDRO PROJECT –
This hydro project is under construction at Betwa river in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.
2. RAJGHAT HYDRO PROJECT –
This is a joint project of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh govt. This project is under construction at Betwa river in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
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