Dibang Dam

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Dibang Dam
Dibang Dam is located in India
Dibang Dam
Location of Dibang Dam
Country India
Coordinates 28°20′15″N 95°46′15″E / 28.33750°N 95.77083°E / 28.33750; 95.77083Coordinates: 28°20′15″N 95°46′15″E / 28.33750°N 95.77083°E / 28.33750; 95.77083
Status Planned
Owner(s) NHPC Limited
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Concrete gravity
Impounds Dibang River
Height 288 m (945 ft)
Power station
Turbines 12 x 250 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 3,000 MW[1]

The Dibang Dam is a planned concrete gravity dam, located in the Lower Dibang Valley District in Arunachal Pradesh, India. At the time of its future completion,[2] it will be India's largest dam and the world's tallest concrete gravity dam, standing 288 metres (945 ft) tall. The Dibang Dam is expected to provide up to 3,000 megawatts of hydroelectric power, and will also assist with flood control in the Dibang Valley.[3] The foundation stone for the dam was laid on 31 January 2008 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Construction on the project, however, has yet to begin. In 2013, the Ministry of Environment and Forests rejected the project's application but NHPC Limited will resubmit it in 2014. The dam has also been under intense local and international opposition to its tentative negative environmental impacts and forced relocations.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Features". NHPC. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Dibang Power Project. ProcessRegister.com. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Dibang Hydroelectric project yet to get nod". Live Mint. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Fresh shot at Dibang dam". The Telegraph - India. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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