What is Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam?

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam is a terminal dam built on the Narmada river in Gujarat’s Narmada District. It provides water and electricity to four Indian states – Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Dubbed as the “lifeline of Gujarat”, it generally does not have water for irrigation during summer seasons.

For the first time in history, this dam released irrigation water during the summer season. It released around 1.3 million acre feet water for irrigation to 21.29 lakh hectares of land between April 1 and May 31. This feat is attributed to efficient water management strategies during the monsoon season.

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