Papanasam dam UPSC NOTE


  • The Papanasam dam also known as Karaiyar Dam .

  • Located 49 kilometres away from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, India. 

  • The dam is used to irrigate 86,107 acres of paddy fields in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts. 

  • Opened: 1942

  • Height: 44 m

  • Location: Papanasam, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu

  • Installed capacity: 32 MW

  • Total capacity: 5.5×10^9 cu ft (126,263 acre⋅ft) (5.5 tmc ft)

  • It is on Thambirabarani river

  • It is operated by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).

  • It is well known for Madura coats, a fabric production company. 

  • This town is also well known for its schools

  • There are about 108 herbs available in the Papanasam hill area which are not found in other part of the world.



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