Dantiwada Dam

The Dantiwada Dam is a mud and masonry dam on the West Banas River near Dantiwada, Banaskantha district of northern Gujarat in India. The dam was constructed in 1965 mainly for irrigation and flood control.

Dantiwada dam
Dantiwada Dam is located in India
Dantiwada Dam
Dantiwada Dam
Official nameDantiwada Water Resources Project
Coordinates24°18′59″N 72°19′31″E / 24.316453°N 72.325193°E / 24.316453; 72.325193Coordinates: 24°18′59″N 72°19′31″E / 24.316453°N 72.325193°E / 24.316453; 72.325193
PurposeIrrigation & water supply
Construction began1958
Opening date1965
Construction costRs 1339.36 Lakhs (Constructed By= M/S RT Jadeja Constructions)
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsWest Banas River
Height (foundation)61 metres (200 ft)
Length4,832 metres (16,000 ft)
Spillways11 (radial) additional spillway 14
Spillway typeOgee
Spillway capacity7504 m3/s
Total capacity907.88 MCM
Catchment area40.47 square kilometres (440,000,000 sq ft)
Dantiwada dam

111 total villages are under command of the Dantiwada Dam, of which 12 villages are partially submerged. Total land submerged under the reservoir include 1,215 hectares (3,000 acres; 4.69 sq mi) forest land, 810 hectares (2,000 acres; 3.1 sq mi) wasteland, 2,025 hectares (5,000 acres; 7.82 sq mi) cultivable land.[1]

It irrigated 50,284 hectares (124,250 acres; 194.15 sq mi) in 1994–95.[1]

The Dantiwada Dam failed in 1973, 8 years after it was constructed.[2]

On 10 April 2015, Government of Gujarat declared 110 crore (US$14 million) for the Dantiwada Dam oriented group water supply project benefiting 123 villages of three talukas.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Dantiwada Water Resources Project". Government of Gujarat. Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply and Kalpsar Department (Water Resources Division). Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  2. ^ Embankment Dam Failure: A Downstream Flood Hazard Assessment
  3. ^ "Golden day for Banaskantha: Rs. 500 crore water supply projects inaugurated". Deshgujarat.com. Retrieved 2015-12-04.