Location of Mulshi Dam in India Maharashtra
|Official name||Mulshi Dam|
|Location||Pune District, Maharashtra
|Dam and spillways|
|Spillway capacity||1892 m3/s|
|Total capacity||0.0523 km3 (0.0125 cu mi)|
|Turbines||6 x 25, 1 x 150|
|Installed capacity||300 MW|
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.
In recent years Mulshi and adjoining areas have been developed as a tourist destination, adding accommodation for leisure guests.
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- Cashman, Richard I. (1975). The Myth of the Lokamanya: Tilak and mass politics in Maharashtra. University of California. p. 190. ISBN 9780520024076.
- Tata Hydro Power Plants Tata Power's hydro power projects in India, including photos of Muslhi Dam and Bhira Power Station
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