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Peechi Dam
Peechi Dam.jpg
Shutters of Peechi Dam
Official name Peechi Dam
Location Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Construction began 1947
Opening date 1957
Operator(s) Irrigation Department, Kerala
Dam and spillways
Height 8.46 metre
Length 213 metre
Width (base) 4.27 metre
Reservoir
Creates Manali River
Capacity: tmc ft.

Peechi Dam is situated 22 km (14 mi) outside Thrissur city in Kerala, India. The dam was started as an irrigation project for the surrounding villages in Thrissur. At the same time, it catered the drinking water needs of the population of Thrissur City. It serves as an irrigation dam, reaching out to the paddy fields in and around Thrissur city. Built across the Manali River, the dam is a vast catchment area of nearly 3,200 acres (1,300 ha) with extensive botanical gardens and cascading fountains offer numerous inviting avenues for tourists. One can see tuskers on the bank of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1958 covering 125 square kilometres (48 sq mi).

History[edit]

Entrance of Peechi Dam

E. Ikkanda Warrier (1890–1977), the first Prime Minister of the then independent state of Kochi, India, was the architect of Peechi Dam. Majority of the Thrissurian opposed the dam cutting across the partyline. He brought a retired Chief Engineer from Andhra Pradesh to build the dam as engineers from Kerala opposed the project. The dam was completed in 1959. Burgula Ramakrishna Rao, first Kerala Governor on October 4, 1957 inaugurated the dam.[1]

Travelling[edit]

A commemorative plaque installed for the engineers and workers who built the Peechi Dam.
  • By Road: Peechi Dam is well connected to Thrissur city. It is at a distance of 15 km (9.3 mi) from Thrissur city and have regular Kerala transport and private buses.
  • By Rail: The nearest railway station to Peechi Dam is the Thrissur Railway Station, which is only at distance of 22 kilometers.
  • By Air: The nearest airport to Peechi Dam is the Kochi International Airport which is at a distance of only 68 km (42 mi).
A view of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary from Peechi Dam

Accommodation[edit]

  • Accommodation facilities can be availed at the rest house and the information centre.
  • Hotels are available in Thrissur City.

Statistics[edit]

  • One of the oldest dams in Kerala
  • Type of Dam: Concrete Straight Gravity

See also[edit]

Contractor: Mr N O Inasu, Nadakkavukaran .

References[edit]


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onmanorama

onmanorama
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 00:52:30 -0700

Where: Peechi Dam is about 20kms away from Thrissur. A thirty minute drive should put you at the dam site. 3) Athirapilly. 13 Quick getaways from Thrissur Athirappilly Waterfalls. Photo: Onmanorama. One of the most famous summer retreats in Kerala, ...
 
The Hindu
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:07:30 -0700

Huge mounds of waste that have been dumped into the water canal have hampered efforts to bring water from the Peechi dam to the water-starved Thrissur Medical College Hospital. A study conducted by the development sub-committee of the Kerala Sastra ...

Kaumudi Online

Kaumudi Online
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:48:45 -0700

He also became violent once he consumed liquor. For some time he had been admitted for de-addiction treatment in an ashram near Peechi dam. He was not married and stayed with his sister. He used to go for painting works in Kannur and other districts.

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:41:15 -0700

The 'Thengakola' song was shot inside the studio, whereas the remake of 'Suno na sangemarmar' took place in the premises of Peechi dam. The grand finale episode will be aired again on September 19 and 20 at 3.00 pm and 1.00 pm respectively.

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:44:22 -0700

Ollur MLA, M.P.Vincent said, “We are confident that the cable car ropeway project will soon be operational”. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) had plans to set up pedal boating facility in Peechi dam reservoir and a suspension bridge across ...

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Saina's parents belonging Kozhikode consented for organ donation after Fr George Kannamplackal, director of Divya Hridaya Ashram, near Peechi Dam, Thrissur, run by MCBS Congregation, counselled them in this regard. The child was residing in the ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 11 May 2015 17:39:49 -0700

The works with regard to the water tanks were commissioned in 2006 and the plan was to pump water to the tanks directly from Peechi Dam. The two water tanks with a capacity of 4.6 lakh litres of water were built by spending Rs 6 crore as a part of the ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 04 May 2015 17:42:39 -0700

The works with regard to the water tanks were commissioned in 2006 and the plan was to pump water to the tanks directly from Peechi Dam. “The two water tanks with a capacity of 4.6 lakh litres of water which were built by spending `6 crore as a part of ...
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