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Ramgarh Dam

  • 23 Oct 2019
  • 2 min read

The Ramgarh dam, located in the state of Rajasthan, which earlier supplied drinking water to the city of Jaipur has dried completely in the last decade.

  • To resolve this problem a proposal is suggested that the Chambal river water be supplied to the dam through the proposed Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project.
  • The dam was constructed in 1904 during the reign of erstwhile Jaipur ruler Sawai Madho Singh-II.
  • Ramgarh lake had hosted rowing events during the 1982 Asian Games.

Chambal River

  • It is one of the most pollution-free rivers of India.
  • It’s a 960 km. long river that originates at the Singar Chouri peak in the northern slopes of the Vindhya mountains (Indore, Madhya Pradesh). From there, it flows in North direction in Madhya Pradesh for a length of about 346 km and then follows a north-easterly direction for a length of 225 km through Rajasthan.
  • It enters U.P. and flows for about 32 km before joining the Yamuna River in Etawah District.
  • It is a rainfed river and its basin is bounded by the Vindhyan mountain ranges and the Aravallis. The Chambal and its tributaries drain the Malwa region of northwestern Madhya Pradesh.
  • Tributaries: Banas, Kali Sindh, Parbati.
  • Main Power Projects/ Dam: Gandhi Sagar Dam, Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, Jawahar Sagar Dam, and Kota Barrage.
  • The National Chambal Sanctuary is located along river Chambal on the tri-junction of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It is known for critically endangered gharial, the red-crowned roof turtle, and the endangered Ganges river dolphin.

Source: TH

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