SSNNL (Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited)


The Narmada, the largest flowing Westward, rises near Amarkantak range of mountains in Madhya Pradesh. It is the fifth largest river in the country and the largest one in Gujarat. It traverses Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat and meets the Gulf of Cambay. The total length of the river from source to sea is 1312 kilometers (815 miles) while the length up to dam site is 1163 kilometers. (723 miles). The width of the river channel at dam site during high floods is 488 meter (1600 feet) and that during summer is 45.70 meter. (150 feet)


A concrete gravity dam, 1210 meters (3970 feet) in length and with a maximum height of 163 meters above the deepest foundation level, is under construction across river Narmada.  

The dam will be the third highest concrete dam (163 meters) in India, the first two being Bhakra (226 metres) in Himachal Pradesh and Lakhwar (192 meters) in Uttar Pradesh. In terms of the volume of concrete involved for gravity dams, this dam will be ranking as the second largest in the world with an aggregate volume of 6.82 million cu.m. The first is Grand Coule Dam in USA with a total volume of 8.0 million cu.m. This dam with its spillway discharging capacity of 87,000 cumecs (30.70 lac), will be the third in the orld, Gazenba (1.13 lac cumecs) in China and Tucurri (1.0 lac cumecs) in Brazil being the first two.

There are two power houses for the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP).
(i) 1200 MW River Bed Power House and
(ii) 250 MW Canal Head Power House.
Power benefits are shared among Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat in the ratio of 57:27:16 respectively.

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1 Comment »

  1. Nivedita said

    Beautiful as usual… Need I say more?

    Keep clicking!

    God bless! 🙂

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