SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    With which of the following rivers is the Omkareshwar project associated?

    A)  Chambal         

    B)  Narmada

    C)  Tapi    

    D)  Bhima

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Omkareshwar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River just upstream of Mandhata in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is named after the Omkareshwar temple located just downstream. The dam was constructed between 2003 and 2007 with the purpose of providing water for irrigation of 132,500 ha (327,000 acres). An associated hydroelectric power station located at the base of the dam has an installed capacity of 520 MW. A gravity dam is a dam constructed from concrete or stone masonry and designed to hold back water by primarily utilizing the weight of the material alone to resist the horizontal pressure of water pushing against it. Gravity dams are designed so that each section of the dam is stable, independent of any other dam section.

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