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Singhania Public School (2019 CyberFair Project ID 8471)
India, Fort Songadh
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

We estimate 40 student(s) from 12 to 14 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Community: Our selected local community focuses on the most vital icon of Gujarat's 'Nation-Building' infrastructure. The Ukai Dam, constructed across the Tapi River, is the second largest reservoir in Gujarat after the Sardar Sarovar. It is also known as Vallabh Sagar. Constructed in 1972, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control. Having a catchment area of about 62,255 sq. km and a waterspread of about 52,000 hectares. Its capacity is almost same as that of the Bhakra Nangal Dam. The site is located 94 km from Surat.

Project Description: The dam is an earth-cum-masonry dam. Its embankment wall is 4,927 m long. Its earth dam is 80.77 meters high, whereas the masonry dam is 68.68 meters high. The dam's left bank canal feeds water to an area of 1,522 km2 and its right canal provides water to 2,275 km2 of land. The storage capacity of Ukai dam is almost 46% of the total capacity of all the other existing dams in Gujarat if put together. Thus it can be concluded that the rest of the dams have as little as 0.1% average storage capacity. During the last 40 years, the actual irrigation potential is attained through all the major and medium water resources projects in the State, which comprises only 14 million hectares. The functions of the project are:- 1. Irrigation 2. Power Generation 3. Flood Protection 4. Fisheries Development Our cyber team shall endeavour to examine the function of the project and provide and in depth analysis of how this Dam (Vallabh Sagar Dam) has played an instrumental role in shaping the way Gujarat functions.

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