Best things to do in Jharkhand and sightseeing in Jharkhand
Massanjore Bus Stop - Jharkhand
Massanjore is a city in Jharkhand. Massanjore dam, across the Mayurakshi River, is in Dumka district of Jharkhand State. Built with Candian aid, it is also called Canada Dam or Pearson Dam. It was commissioned in 1956. The dam is 155 feet high from its base and is 2170 feet long. The reservoir has an area of 16,650 acres when full and has a storage capacity of 500,000 acre feet. Apart from the Massanjore Dam there is a barrage at Tilpara, near Siuri. The barrage is 1,013 feet long.
Massanjore Dam - Jharkhand
Massanjore Dam From the counterpart rupee fund created through supplies of wheat and other materials from Canada for use in India, Canada devoted those rupees to the further development of the Mayurakshi dam project. The Massanjore dam (also called Canada Dam), across the Mayurakshi, was commissioned in 1955. It was formally inaugurated by Lester B. Pearson, Foreign Minister of Canada. Unfortunately, the Massanjore dam located near Dumka in the state of Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar) was not allowed to have any flood reserve. Simultaneously with construction of dams the state government in 1956, selectively took over flood control embankments till then maintained by the landlords or local bodies. Massanjore dam is about 38 kilometres (24 mi) upstream from Siuri in West Bengal. It is 47 metres (155 ft) high from its base and is 660 metres (2,170 ft) long. The reservoir has an area of 67.4 square kilometres (16,650 acres) when full and has a storage capacity of 620,000,000 cubic metres (500,000 acre·ft). It had cost Rs. 16.10 crore.
Massanjore Power Station - Jharkhand
It is about 31 km from Dumka in Jharkhand and is about 35 km from Siuri in West Bengal. It is on the Siuri-Dumka road. Buses ply on this road. It is 270 kms from my house in Hastings to Masanjore Mayurakshi Bhavan. It took us 5 hours drive. From Kolkata to Darjelingmoore at Panagrah is 160 kms. And from there it is another 110 kms. M.B. is a nice place to stay. Clean from city pollution. One can stay there for 2 nights. Nice place for family and friends to stay and enjoy the nature.