KBC Offline Quiz (September 15,2001): On which river in Madhya Pradesh is the Gandhi Sagar Dam built? 

The options are:

A. Narmada

B. Tapti

C. Ganga

D. Chambal

Answer: Chambal 

Gandhisagar Dam is constructed on the Chambal River and its foundation stone was laid by the India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on March 7, 1954, in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. Construction began in 1957 in the power station, while power generation and its distribution commenced in November 1960. The total expenditure on the construction of Gandhi Sagar Dam and Power Station was about INR18 Crore, 40 Lakh. The Gandhi Sagar Power Station is 65 meter long and 56 feet wide.The Power Station has five turbines of 23 M.W. capacity, for a total installed capacity of 115 M.W. The dam has a gross storage capacity of 7.322 billion cubic metres from a catchment area of 22,584 km.

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