|Project Details||Rihand dam is a concrete gravity dam of length 934.21 m situated in Pipri in District Sonebhadra of U.P (India). The maximum height of the dam is 91.44 m and was constructed during period 1954-62.The dam comprises of 61 independent blocks and ground joints. The powerhouse is situated at the toe of the dam, with installed capacity of 6 units of 50 M.W. each . The water stored in Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar reservoir spreads over an area of 130 sq. km. (466 sq. km when full) and collects 10,608 m cu m of water. To let down the floods of the Rihand entering the reservoir, the dam is provided with a spill-way of 190 m. Power House-Downstream of the dam on the right side of spill-way has a power house with installed capacity of 300 mw (6 units of 50 mw each). The power is transmitted through 829 km of 132 km transmission line and 383 km of 66 km transmission line. |
This power is utilised in cement (at Churk, Dala, Khajuraho), chemical (at Shahpuri), tyre and tube (Naini), fertilisers (at Allahabad and Gorakhpur), aluminium (at Mirzapur), caustic soda, chlorine, porcelain, paper and board, plastic and electrical industries. It is also utilised in running electric trains and energizing tubewells in eastern and central Uttar Pradesh.
Irrigation-the water collected in the Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar reservoir is diverted to the Son canal which irrigates about 2.5 lakh hectares of the agricultural land in Champaran, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar .