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
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 in India. 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 and was established in 1927.

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.[1][2]


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

Mulshi Dam


  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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