Shahuji Maharaj's contribution towards building Radhanagari Dam


As King of Kolhapur Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj decided to construct Radhanagari Dam, which is considered the second dam in India, on 18 February 1907, foundation stone for the dam was laid down in 1909. Dam was completed in 1935 and since 1938 has been working at full capacity. Normally it is said that Indian kings and rulers overlooked the problems of common citizens but Radhanagari Dam is the living illustration of Shahu Maharaj’s vision towards the development and welfare of common citizens.Dam is being used for irrigation as well as hydro-electricity power generation.


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