Vaigai Dam

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Vaigai Dam
Vaiga Dam.jpg
Vaigai Dam is located in Tamil Nadu
Vaigai Dam
Location of the Vaigai Dam in Tamil Nadu
Country India
Location Andipatti, Theni district, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 10°03′12″N 77°35′23″E / 10.05333°N 77.58972°E / 10.05333; 77.58972Coordinates: 10°03′12″N 77°35′23″E / 10.05333°N 77.58972°E / 10.05333; 77.58972
Opening date January 29, 1959
Dam and spillways
Height 111 ft (34 m)
Length 71 ft (22 m)
Total capacity 6091 million Cu ft³
Power station
Operator(s) Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited
Commission date April 3, 1990
Type Gravity dam
Turbines 2 x 3 MW
Installed capacity 6

The Vaigai Dam is built across the Vaigai River near Andipatti, in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, southern India. It provides water for irrigation for the Madurai district and the Dindigul district as well as drinking water to Madurai and Andipatti.[1] Near the dam, the Government of Tamil Nadu has constructed an Agricultural Research Station for researching the growing of a variety of crops, including rice, sorghum, blackgram, cowpea and cotton.[2]

Vaigai Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant[edit]

Vaigai Hydroelectric Power Plant was design capacity of 6 MWe. It has 2 unit(s) of 3 MW each. The first unit was commissioned in 1990 . It is operated by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).[3][4]

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Vaigai Dam at Twilight 
Vaigai Dam in the Daylight 

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