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The Maithon Dam is located in which state?
1. Chhattisgarh
2. Jharkhand
3. Odisha
4. Madhya Pradesh

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Jharkhand

The correct answer is Jharkhand.

  • The Maithon Dam is located at Maithon in Jharkhand.

  • Maithon Dam is located on the Damodar river.
  • It is owned by the Damodar Valley Corporation.
  • Damodar Valley Project on river Damodar in Jharkhand.
  • Maithon dam was specially designed for flood control and generates 60,000 kW of electric power.

  • Damodar Valley Project:
    • Damodar River rises in the Kamarpet hill in the Chhotanagpur Plateau of Jharkhand.
    • Flood Control, irrigation, navigation, afforestation, and control of soil erosion.
    • Promotion of agriculture and industry, electricity generation.
    • Four dams at Tilaiya, Konar, Maithan, Panchet.
  • Copper is found in the Singhbum region of the Jharkhand.
  • Uranium and Thorium are found in Jadugoda (Jharkhand).

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