Mulshi Dam

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Mulshi Dam
Mulshi Dam is located in Maharashtra
Mulshi Dam
Location of Mulshi Dam in India Maharashtra
Official name Mulshi Dam
Location Pune District, Maharashtra
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
Creates Mulshi
Total capacity 0.0523 km3 (0.0125 cu mi)
Power station
Turbines 6 x 25, 1 x 150
Installed capacity 300 MW

Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula river in India.[1] It is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State.

Water from the dam is used for irrigation as well as for producing electricity at the Bhira hydroelectric power plant, operated by Tata Power. The station operates six 25MW Pelton turbines established in 1927 and one 150MW Pumped Storage Unit. Water from this reservoir located in Krishna river basin is diverted to the Bhira power house for generating Hydro electricity.

In 1920-21, during the construction of the dam and power station, Pandurang Mahadev Bapat led Mulshi Satyagrah, a movement to represent farmers whose land had been taken to build the project. He was dubbed Senapati (commander) in recognition of his leadership.[2][3]


In recent years Mulshi and adjoining areas have been developed as a tourist destination, adding accommodation for leisure guests.

Mulshi Dam


  1. ^ "Mulshi_Dam_D03170". 
  2. ^ Gadgil, Madhav; Guha, Ramachandra (2013). Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India. Routledge. p. 69. ISBN 9781135634889. 
  3. ^ 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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