Jayakwadi Dam (Maharastra, India)

Paithan Taluka Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Built in: 1965–1976
Height of dam: 40 m approx
Water storage: 2.909 km3
Width of dam: 9998 m (10 km approx)
Area of Reservoir : 350 km2

The Jayakwadi ( help of Japan )project is one of the largest irrigation projects in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a multipurpose project. Its water is used mainly to irrigate agricultural land in the drought-prone Marathwada region of Maharashtra. It also provides water for drinking and industrial usage to nearby towns and villages and to the municipalities and industrial areas of Aurangabad and Jalna. The surrounding area of the dam has a garden and a bird sanctuary.

Inaugurated by late Prime minister Indira Gandhi on 24 February 1976.


It is located on Godavari river at the site of Jayakwadi village in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra state, India.

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