Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar
|Govind Vallabh Pant Sagar|
|Location||Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Max. depth||38 ft|
|Surface elevation||870 ft|
|Settlements||Renukoot, Anpara and Singrauli etc.|
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
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.
- Rihandnagar NTPC
- Shaktinagar NTPC
- Vindhyanagar NTPC
- Anpara UPRVUNL
- Obra UPRVUNL
- Renusagar UPRVUNL
- Pipri UPRVUNL etc.
NCL is also planning to install two power plants with 1,000 MW each in the same region.
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.