“D” in #AtoZChallenge
Daman Ganga is a river in western India. It is also called as Daman River and flows through the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, as well as the Union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The river’s headwaters are on the western slope of the Western Ghats range, and it flows west into the Arabian Sea.
Major parts of the river flow in Maharastra. As the river joins the Arabian Sea in Daman, this river is also called as the Daman Ganga river.
The places of tourist interest on the Daman Ganga River in Dadra Nagar Haveli are Van Ganga and Vandhara Garden. There are also two historical forts on either side of the river at Daman, which face each other, known as Moti Daman on the southern bank, the larger of the two and the Nani Daman, smaller in size, on the northern bank
If you happen to visit here, make sure you spent sometime in the Daman Ganga Tourist complex. The Daman’s Ganga Tourist Complex has huge and impressive waterfalls, landscaped island gardens and spouting fountains.
The tourist complex was constructed with all the needs of a tourist taken into account. It houses food plaza, fitness centers, Club, Movie Theatre, Cottages, Banquet Hall, Conference halls, Man-made Water Falls, Water sports, Gardens, Fountains and more at the same place.
Another interesting fact on this river is about the interlinking project that is been implemented.
In 2015, a main river interlinking project related to inter-basin switch of surplus water from the Daman Ganga referred to as the “Daman Ganga-Pinjal River Linking Project” has been authorized by the Government of India.
There are two dams, called Bhugad dam and Khargihill dam will be built by this project. Bhugad dam will be built on the Damanganga river in Gujarat, and Khargihill on Vagh river in Maharastra. These reservoirs will be linked with a high-pressure tunnel of around 17 kilometers.
The dam on the Daman Ganga at Bhugad will be a composite dam of with gross storage of 426.39 MCM and live storage of 400.00 MCM.
We wish to see more such river inter-linking projects to be implemented in India.
Especially because there are many river beds where the people and location along the bank suffer due to flood in times of the year when other places face drought.
My theme for the April 2019 #AtoZChallenge is blogging about the rivers, mostly from India. Let me see if I can make it through all alphabets. You can find all my #AtoZChallenge posts here. Interested to know my next destination starting with letter E? Try commenting your guess, let’s see.
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