What is common to the places known as Aliyar, Isapur and Kangsabati?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2019 Prelims]
(a) Recently discovered uranium deposits
(b) Tropical rain forests
(c) Underground cave systems
(d) Water reservoirs
- The Aliyar reservoir, situated in Aliyar village near Pollachi town of Tamil Nadu, is a reservoir that lies in the Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats.
- Located in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district, the Isapur Dam is an earth-fill dam built on the Penganga river.
- The Kangsabati Reservoir Project, which began in 1956 as part of India’s Second Five-year Plan, aims to provide irrigation to land in the districts of Midnapur, Bankura, and Hooghly by utilizing water from the Kangsabati River as well as the Shilabati and Bhoirobbanki rivers.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.