Nagarjuna sagar Dam
Nagarjuna sagar Dam is the largest man made dam in the world. Thousands of people lost their life while constructing the dam.It was built across the krishna river which fromed a boundary between Telangana state and Andhra pradesh.In Andhra pradesh, it comes under Guntur district and in Telangana,it comes under Nalgonda district.Dam created a whooping storage capacity about 11,472,000,000 cubic meters and 26 flood gates.It is one of the multi-purpose dam provides irrigation and also hydro-electric city.
In past, telangana state suffered with water scarcity and are unable to irrigate their farming lands. So under britishers help, Our government decided to provide water to telangana state.They kept a proposal to build a dam that flows excess water from krishna to telangana.Proposal was accepted and location is near Nagarjuna konda. Mr.Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone on 10th December,1955.It took 12 years to complete and managed to open the gates in 1967.Ever wondered, why the dam got the name “Nagarjuna sagar” . In 1st and 2nd centuries,capital of ikshvaku dynasty who defeated satavahans in eastern deccan is Nagarjuna konda. Buddha’s real name is Nagarjuna and they managed to keep the name to the dam.The gates were opened on 1967 by Indira Gandhi and first reserved water was supplied to telangana state. Not only telangana, it serves reserved water to Guntur,Prakasam,Krishna,West Godavari and Khammam. Whole project cost is about 1 3 3 crores.
N A G A R J U N A S A G A R D A M is one of the major tourist spot in India.When the gates are opened, it’s an eye feast for tourists from all the states. Mainly in night, lights focusing on Nagarjuna sagar dam will be breathtaking.Boat ride in krishna river will be awesome.Everyday, boat ride will be available to show museum in Nagarjuna konda
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