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Dibang Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project (Arunachal Pradesh)

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Source: PIB

 Context: PM laid the foundation stone for the 2,880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh, which will be India’s highest dam, on the Dibang River, a tributary of Brahmaputra River. The project will be commissioned by February 2032. The project, located near Munli village in Lower Dibang Valley District, will feature a 278-meter-high dam, making it the highest Concrete-Gravity Dam in India.

Currently, Tehri Dam (260 m), located on the Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand, is the highest dam in India.

About Dibang River:

The Dibang River, known as Sikang by the Adi and Talo in Idu, is an upstream tributary of the Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh. Originating near Keya Pass on the Indo-Chinese border, it flows through the Mishmi Hills in the Upper and Lower Dibang Valley districts.

 

 

Prelims Links:

Which of the following is/are tributary/tributaries of Brahmaputra? (UPSC 2016)

  1. Dibang
  2. Kameng
  3. Lohit

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Ans: D