Konar Dam, Hazaribagh

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Konar dam is the second of the four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation.. It was constructed across the Konar River, a tributary of the Damodar River in Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand and opened in 1955. The place has scenic beauty and has been developed as a recreational spot.
Konar Dam is long and high. The reservoir covers an area of 27.92 km2.
As a result of the catastrophic flood of 1943, the Governor of Bengal appointed the Damodar Flood enquiry committee to suggest remedial measures. It suggested creation of an authority similar to that of the Tennessee Valley Authority in the United States. W.L.Voorduin, senior engineer of TVA prepared a preliminary report wherein he submitted an outline of a plan designed for achieving flood control, irrigation, power generation and navigation. As a result, Damodar Valley Corporation came into existence in 1948 for development and management of the basin as a whole. While Voorduin envisaged the construction of eight dams and a barrage but it was later decided to have only four dams at Tilaiya, Konar, Maithon and Panchet, and Durgapur Barrage.
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  • This place is located in the rural area located on the Vishnugarh-Bokaro highway around 60 km from Hazaribag town.  more »
  • it was a very nice experience there of mine with my friends.. a very nice dam. amazing seen.. like to visit again..  more »
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