Mulshi Dam

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Mulshi Dam
Mulshi Dam is located in Maharashtra
Mulshi Dam
Location of Mulshi Dam
Official name Mulshi Dam
Location Pune District, Maharashtra
India
Coordinates 18°32′39″N 73°27′54″E / 18.5440654°N 73.4649509°E / 18.5440654; 73.4649509Coordinates: 18°32′39″N 73°27′54″E / 18.5440654°N 73.4649509°E / 18.5440654; 73.4649509
Opening date 1927
Dam and spillways
Impounds Mula River
Height 48.8 m
Length 1533.38 m
Spillway capacity 1892 m3/s

Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula river located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State, India.

Water from the dam is used for irrigation as well as for producing electricity at the Bhira hydroelectric power plant, operated by Tata Power Company LTD. The station operates six 25MW Pelton turbines and was established in 1927. It mostly supplies power to Mumbai.

In 1920-21, during the construction of the dam and power station, Pandurang Mahadev Bapat led the farmers' movement representing the woes of the farmers who had lost their land in the process. This movement is known as the Mulshi Satyagrah and because of this leadership he is given the title of Senapati (commander).[1][2]

Tourism[edit]

Recently Mulshi and the adjoining areas are being developed a tourist destination. There are numerous farm houses, hotels and resorts now available to cater to the growing tourists demand.

Hotels and resorts[edit]

Mulashi Dam

Lake Side Verand - A palatial bungalow converted to a resort. PARADISE CAFE MULSHI - The resort is an open-to-skies courtyard with beautiful trees around.

Mulshi Agro Tourism : An agro tourism project run by a farmer couple, with tree houses, bird watching facility,overnight stay in cottages, pure "Gawran"(indigenous) dishes and water rafting with a Tarafa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gadgil, Madhav; Guha, Ramachandra (2013). Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India. Routledge. p. 69. ISBN 9781135634889. 
  2. ^ Cashman, Richard I. (1975). The Myth of the Lokamanya: Tilak and mass politics in Maharashtra. University of California. p. 190. ISBN 9780520024076. 

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