Serlui B Dam

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Serlui B Dam
Serlui B Dam.jpg
Serlui B Dam is located in India
Serlui B Dam
Location of Serlui B Dam in India
Country India
Location Serlui
Coordinates 24°20′18.18″N 92°46′06.48″E / 24.3383833°N 92.7684667°E / 24.3383833; 92.7684667Coordinates: 24°20′18.18″N 92°46′06.48″E / 24.3383833°N 92.7684667°E / 24.3383833; 92.7684667
Construction began 2003
Opening date 2009
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Serlui River
Height 51 m (167 ft)
Length 293 m (961 ft)
Reservoir
Catchment area 53 Km
Power Station
Turbines 3 x 4 MW
Installed capacity 12 MW

Serlui B dam, is an earthfill and gravity dam on the Serlui river 12 km from Bilkhawthlir Village near the Kolasib district in the state of Mizoram in India.

Technical Features[edit]

Serlui B Dam has three units, each with a capacity to generate 4 MW of power . The Dam of the Hydel Project is called an earthen dam. The dam is 51.3 metres high from the river bed, 293 metres long, 8 metres narrow at the top and 394.2 metres wide at the bottom[1].

History[edit]

Construction on the dam with 12 MW hydroelectric power station began in 2003 and was completed in 2009 but there were some leakages which delayed commissioning of the Hydel Project.[2]. The Construction of Serlui B dam submerged the village of Builum and they were rehabilitated in Baktawng village. Serlui B Dam has been constructed by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Metallurgical Electrical Consultant India Ltd.

Tourism[edit]

Plans were made by the Mizoram Tourism Department to develop tourist infrastructure since the area near the dam is thickly forested with a 53 km scenic lake in the middle of it.[3]. The tourist Lodge is Serlui B Dam was inaugurated on 23rd June 2018.The tourist Lodge building is 367.90 sq.m with a plot are of 2198.81 sq.m a ni a, Facilities include Rooms and Dormitories[4].

Pisciculture[edit]

Serlui B Dam is also being developed as a pisciculture center with lakhs of fishes released into the dam in 2009.[5]. The state Government of Mizoram has received over 45 lakhs as revenue for 5 years[6].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serlui B A Milestone in the Power Sector". easternpanorama.in. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Mizo Villagers Flee as Dam Poses threat". Sinlung. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "SerluiB A Milestone in the Power Sector". Eastern Panorama. 20 October 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "JOHN ROTLUANGLIANA'N CHENG NUAIH 356.61 A SAK SERLUI "B" TOURIST LODGE A HAWNG". DIPR Mizoram. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  5. ^ Vanglaini. "Sangha chî a kim loin an hralh". Vanglaini.org. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012-13 ah sangha metric ton 5249.295 thar". Vanglaini. Retrieved 14 August 2018.