Chandil Dam
Chandil Dam
Chandil Dam is located in Jharkhand
Chandil Dam
Location in Jharkhand
Chandil Dam is located in India
Chandil Dam
Chandil Dam (India)
CountryIndia
LocationSeraikela Kharsawan district, Jharkhand
Coordinates22°58′29″N 86°01′13″E / 22.9747°N 86.0203°E / 22.9747; 86.0203
StatusFunctional
Construction began1982–1993 (1982–1993)
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsSubarnarekha River
Height56.5 m (185 ft).
Length720.10 m (2,362.5 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity1,963 square kilometres (196,300 ha)

Chandil Dam was built across the Subarnarekha, in Bihar (later Jharkhand), as a part of the Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project.

Geography

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Chandil Gamharia
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Kharkhai
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Dalma
Wildlife
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Sini
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Kopali
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Kharsawan
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Chota Gamahria
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Adityapur
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Seraikela
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Nimdih
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Kukru
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Rajnagar
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Gobindpur
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Chowka
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Kuchai
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Ichagarh
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Map
Cities, towns and locations in Seraikela Kharsawan district in Kolhan Division
M: municipality, R: rural/ urban centre, CT: census town, T: tourist centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Chandil Dam is located near Chandil, at 22°58′29″N 86°01′13″E / 22.9747°N 86.0203°E / 22.9747; 86.0203. It is in Chandil block in Seraikela Kharsawan district of Jharkhand state, India.

Area overview

The area shown in the map has been described as “part of the southern fringe of the Chotanagpur plateau and is a hilly upland tract”. 75.7% of the population lives in the rural areas and 24.3% lives in the urban areas.[1][2]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the district. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project

Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project, jointly sponsored by the governments of Bihar (later Jharkhand), Odisha and West Bengal, supported by a joint agreement signed in 1978. The main components of the project were Chandil Dam and Galudih Barrage across the Subarnarekha, Icha Dam and Kharkhai Barrage across the Kharkai, and associated canal network. [3]

The project

Chandil Dam has a length of 720.10 m (2,362.5 ft) (300.10 m earthen + 400 m concrete) and a height of a height of 56.5 m (185 ft).[4]

Chandil Dam reservoir has a capacity of 1,963 square kilometres (196,300 ha).[3]

Tourism

Seraikela Kharsawan district administration states that the "dam is one of the most visited places of Jharkhand". The Dalma Hills overlook the dam. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Jamshedpur. In a nearby museum, 2,000 year old scripts on rock are on display.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "Bihar District Gazetteers - Singhbhum" (PDF). P.C. Roy Chaudhury. Secretariat Press, Bihar, Patna, 1958. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook, Seraikella Kharsawan, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 30: 2011 Census Findings–Population and its Distribution. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project". Jharkhand government. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project (Chandil Dam)". Environmental Justice Atlas. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Seraikela Kharsawan". Tourism-Tourist Places-Chandil Dam. District administration. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Chandil Dam". Incredible India. Retrieved 26 November 2021.