November 30, 2023

Why in news ?

Recently, China has put into operation the Baihetan Dam, world’s Second Biggest Hydropower Dam.

  • The Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydropower dam in the world and is also along China’s Yangtze River. It began operations in 2003

About the Dam:

  • It is on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze (the longest river in Asia).
    • It has been built with a total installed capacity of 16,000 megawatts.
    • It will eventually be able to generate enough electricity each day once to meet the power needs of 5, 00,000 people for an entire year.
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