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Karnataka Kodasalli Dam
Construction of Kodasalli Dam on the Kali River in the Southern state of Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district was indeed a big leap for the state’s fast progress in the power and irrigation sectors. Having been built by the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited, this dam has resolved one of the serious issues of the power scarcity which might have arose without the ample electric power generation sources. It became possible through this dam for the hydroelectric power generation to turn this state one of the fast growing states of India.
The history of Kodasalli Dam Power House describes many systematic initiatives and plans of the authorities which literally changed scenario in the region. Situated on the banks of the Kali River, this dam was formally inaugurated on June 20, 1998 after its completion. This dam has also played key roles to generate hydroelectricity for the biggest source in entire region. Subsequent years saw inaugurations of rest power units in it to complete it as remarkable source to generate hydroelectricity to cater to the ever increasing needs.
Equally is this dam known to benefit nearby areas by the state-of-the-art irrigation facilities arranges to ensure water supply to even remotest areas could be made possible for best irrigation and agriculture options. Such things couldn’t be possible without attempting with the firm step for a dam project that had been taken for the best utilization of approximately 647M cum water.
Effect of the Project
Kodasalli Dam has left an impeccable impact in the region’s growth story with its twofold benefit option from generating and supply of the sufficient hydroelectricity power to ease the irrigation related issues without which this state couldn’t see the success which it has welcomed in the last couple of decades in such fast pace. Its role in helping the state to turn into a self-reliant one is worth noting.
Generating hydroelectric power was the main aim of Kodasalli Dam project for that the authorities took keen initiative to plan it in such large scale. Mere three turbines of Kaplan are capable enough to generate 40 MW units so the calculations done on all respects for all projects indicate this project generating 512 MU hydroelectricity on the annual basis. Overall, 37 meter design heads of generating units have bigger contribution for power supply in this region.
Resettlement of Locals
With the inception of Kodasalli Dam project, several associated factors were also brought into consideration to attain complete success. It included the resettling of locals who used to inhabit in the location in and around the present day dam site. It worked well and the idea to offer them the desired compensation proved fruitful.
Kodasalli Dam emerged into major attraction in the region ever since this area was brought under tourist scanner. It being the site of the Karnataka Power Corporation remains into limelight for the additional reasons as well as observing joining hands to research and to explore this dam as to how it has been playing the key role in the electric power generation and supply. It has proved successful venture as far as its identity of being a Hydroelectric Power station is concerned.
Some more nearby attractions in the limelight are the Bangalore city located at a distance of approximately 500kms, dense forestry regions nearby dam, attractive Magod falls and similar other spots which remain wonderful places to explore that besides this dam for the genuine evaluation of this place and surrounding areas.