Which place in India has the world's oldest dam?
Asked by Shikha Aggarwal, 29 Jan '10 10:19 pm
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The Grand Anicut, Kallanai, located on Cauvery River in Tamil Nadu, is the oldest dam in the world that is still in use today. This masonry dam was built in the 2nd century by Chola king Karikalan. It was remodeled and fitted with sluice gates in 1899-1902.Answered by Joseph Chacko, 29 Jan '10 10:42 pm
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Undoubtedly, the "Grand Anicut" dam duilt by the king "Karikaala Chola I" in South India is THE oldest in the world. It was built in 150 A.D. by unhewn stones across the historic river Cauveri. It is 300 meters long and helps in the irrigation of 1,000,000 acres of agricultural land.Answered by Deepak Joshi, 29 Jan '10 10:28 pm
Grand Anicut damAnswered by Musfer, 29 Jan '10 10:27 pm
Kallanai dam or Grand Anicut, on the Kaveri River in Southern India dates back a hundred years which was built by great karigalan the king. so guess what TAMIL NADU has the world's oldest dam.Answered by sangeetha, 29 Jan '10 10:23 pm