|Location||Andipatti, Theni district, Tamil Nadu|
|Opening date||January 29, 1959|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||111 ft (34 m)|
|Length||71 ft (22 m)|
|Total capacity||6091 million Cu ft³|
|Operator(s)||Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited|
|Commission date||April 3, 1990|
|Turbines||2 x 3 MW|
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. 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.
Vaigai Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant
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).
- "Water released from Vaigai dam for irrigationRiver Vaigai near Andipatti, the dam with a height of 111 feet can store 71 feet of water. It is 7 km from A ndipatti, 14 km from Theni and 70 km from Madurai. This dam was opened on January 21, 1959.". The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-08-09.
- "Welcome to Agricultural Research Station, Vaigai Dam". Tamil Nadu Government. Retrieved 2007-08-09.
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