India’s longest rubber dam named Gayaji dam (Rubber Dam, Gaya) is built in Gaya, Bihar. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Bihar. It is built by the Water Resources Department of Bihar. The length of the Gayaji dam is 411 meters and its breadth is 95 meters. Andhra Pradesh has a rubber Dam of 30 meters and Uttar Pradesh is constructing a circular Rubber dam of 200 meters. It shows that the rubber dam of Bihar i.e. Gayaji Dam is the longest dam in India. The CM of Bihar has laid its foundation on September 22, 2020. Read this post carefully to know the details about the Gayaji dam or Rubber Dam of Gaya.
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Rubber Dam Gaya or Gayaji Dam Important Facts
|Inaugurated By||CM of Bihar Shri Nitish Kumar|
|Foundation Laid on||September 22, 2020|
|Built on River||Falgu|
|Gayaji Dam Length||411 meters|
|Gayaji Dam Width||95.5 meters|
|Gayaji Dam Height||03 meters|
|Recognition||Longest Rubber Dam of India|
|Built By||NCC Limited, Hyderabd, Rubina Austria,|
Experts (IIT Roorkee)
|Authority||Water Resources Department, Bihar|
|Project Cost||Rs 324 Crore|
|Purpose||To accomplish Religious Rites|
|Ensures||Water Storage throughout the Year|
What is a Rubber Dam
A rubber dam is such a dam in which a rubber bladder is used as a dam and spillway. The base of such dams are made of concrete. The rubber bladder is filled with air or water or a mixture of both. The rubber bladder is made up of ethylene propylene diene monomer. It is bulletproof and can have a life up to 100 years, experts claimed. The bladder can increase or decrease in size. A rubber dam is generally built on small rivers.
How Rubber Dam Works
Water that will come into the river during the monsoon will be stored in the dam. The water can be stored up to 3 meters in the case of the Gayaji dam. When the water is stored up to its limit, it can overflow downstream. In special cases, the dam can release water too. It is like a balloon in which air can be filled and sucked. The Gayaji is made rectangular.
If there is a shortage of water in the dam during the summer season, for this five bore wells have been made in the river to meet the shortage of 15-20 percent water in the dam.The steps are made meticulously in which there are 6 spans. The availability of water in the Gayaji dam will be throughout the year.
Why Rubber Dam in Gaya
The Gayaji dam is built with the goal to ease the religious rites that many people do after visiting Gaya. Gaya has also known as the land of Moksha where people come to pay homage to their ancestors. The religious custom is known as Pind Dan.
Vishnupad Mandir/ Temple, Gaya is known for Pind Dan and many people from across India come here to offer customs of Pind Dan, the sanctity of bathing, etc. In Hindu religious customs, there is a key importance of rivers and their water.
Falgu River is the nearest river to the Vishnupad Temple from which water needs can be fulfilled. But, Falgu river only offers water in Monsoons and remains dry in other seasons. To deal with this issue the Rubber Dam is built on the river so that the pilgrims can have water throughout the year and they can offer their religious rights anytime. Earlier, there used to be a pile of dirty water and garbage in the Falgu river. Now after the construction of the rubber dam, the Falgu river will become pollution free.
Rubber Dam Gaya or Gayaji Dam Location
Rubber Dam Gaya or Gayaji Dam is located in Falgu River in the Gaya district of Bihar which is approximately 116 Km by road from the capital city of Patna, Bihar. The nearest Airport is Gaya Airport is 11.8 KMs and Patna Airport is 104 kms approx.
After the construction of this dam, the distance from Vishnupada Devghat to Pinddevi on the east bank has reduced. Earlier one had to go by private vehicle by crossing the bypass road. People also used to cross the river on foot. Now a steel bridge has been built over the dam the help of which devotees can visit Sitakund Pindevi directly after performing rituals at Devghat. The steel bridge has been named Sita Pul.
Falgu River is the nearest river to the Vishnupad Temple, Gaya, Bihar. The Falgu river originates from the Palamau District of Jharkhand. Falgu River flows for 135 km in Bihar. It joins the Lilajan river and Mohana river near Gaya and ultimately joins the Punpun River.
The rubber dam Gaya or the Gayaji Dam has been selected for the CBIP National Award which is an award given by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power. The award ceremony was organised on March 4, 2023.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q.) India’s longest Rubber Dam is built at which place?
Ans: Gaya, Bihar
Q.) What is the name of the longest Rubber Dam built in Bihar?
Ans: Gayaji Dam, Bihar
Q.) The Foundation Stone of Gayaji Dam is laid on which date?
Ans: September 22, 2020.
Q.) Who inaugurated the rubber Dam built in Gaya?
Ans: CM of Bihar Shri Nitish Kumar
Q.) Which companies were involved in the construction of Rubber Dam Gaya?
Ans: NCC Limited Hyderabad, Rubina Austria, and Experts from IIT Roorkee.
Q.) On which River Gayaji Dam is built?
Ans: Falgu River
Q.) What is the length of the Rubber Dam, Gaya?
Ans: 411 meters
Q.) What is the goal behind the Gayaji Dam construction?
Ans: To make river Falgu water surplus throughout the year.