Jawai Dam

Jawai Dam

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Description:
Jawai Bandh (जवाई बान्ध) is a dam built across the Jawai river, a tributary of Luni river. With the same name, a village also situated near to the dam and a railway station on Ajmer-Ahmedabad route. It comes under Sumerpur Tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan.

Railway Station

Jawai Bandh (जवाई बान्ध) is one of the very important railway station between Ahmedabad and New Delhi railway line for the people who commute to the other places for their livelihoods. Majority of trains running on this route are having stoppage at this railway station. This railway station covers many towns and villages like Sheoganj, Sumerpur, Bamnera, Posalia, Bankli, Takhatgarh, Paldi, etc. of nearby area.

Geography and History

The dam is situated near Sumerpur town in Pali District of Rajasthan state in India. The dam was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur in 1946. This village covers an area of 500 km². this is the biggest dam in the western Rajasthan. The dam has capacity of 7887.5 million cubic feet and covers an area of of cultivable command area. Its height is about . Sei dam and Kalibor dam are the feeder dams of the Jawai dam.

Besides being a Winter paradise for migratory birds, it is the main water supply source for Jodhpur city and parts of Pali district. If there is sufficient water in the dam, then some villages of Jalore district and......
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