Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar

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Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar
Location Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates 24°09′44″N 82°48′40″E / 24.16222°N 82.81111°E / 24.16222; 82.81111
Type artificial lake
Basin countries India
Max. depth 38 ft
Surface elevation 870 ft
Settlements Renukoot, Anpara and Singrauli etc.

Coordinates: 24°08′18″N 82°52′57″E / 24.13833°N 82.88250°E / 24.13833; 82.88250

Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar is a man made lake situated in southern region of Sonebhadra named after Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Chief minister of United Provinces present day Uttar Pradesh (September 10, 1887 - March 7, 1961) was a statesman of India, an Indian independence activist, and one of the foremost political leaders from Uttarakhand (then in United Provinces) and of the movement to establish Hindi as the national language of India.

Energy Capital Of India[edit]

The area in southern region of Sonebhadra district Eastern Uttar Pradesh is referred as Energy Capital Of India because the region has large reserves of coal and a dozen power plants of UPRVUNL and NTPC are installed around the Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar. The headquarters of Northern Coalfields Limited is also situated in the very region. The region produces more than 10,000 MW of electricity, largest in India after Dadri in Western Uttar Pradesh.

Some important power plants in this region are.

NCL is also planning to install two power plants with 1,000 MW each in the same region.

Transport[edit]

Muirpur Airport a private airport owned by Hindalco is situated on western bank of Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar. The airport does not have scheduled flights, rather it is used for chartered and private planes.

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