Bhakra Dam on new Indian stamp

Bhakra Dam on new Indian stamp

India Post released a commemorative postage stamp on the Golden Jubilee of Bhakra Dam.

A two-inch stamp marking the 50th anniversary of Bhakra Dam was  released in Nangal by Union minister of water resources Harish Rawat. The dam was dedicated to the nation by the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru on 22nd October in 1963.

India Post earlier issued a commemorative postage stamp on Bhakra Dam on 15th Dec 1988 on its silver jubilee. Bhakra dam is the first structure in India which will have two commemorative postal stamps in its name.

About Bhakra dam

The Bhakra dam, located at a gorge near the upstream Bhakra village in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, is India's second tallest at 225.55m high next to the 261m Tehri Dam. Its reservoir, known as the "GobindSagar", stores up to 9.34 billion cubic meters of water. Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab are getting water for irrigation from the Bhakra Dam.

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