29 May 2012


Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 km from Sambalpur in the state of ODISHA, in India. Built in 1957, the dam is one of the world's longest earthen dams. Hirakud Dam is the longest man-made dam in the world, about 16 mi (26 km) in length. It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley project started after India's independence.

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