The Haryana government has given its approval for the construction of Kishau dam on Tons river, a tributary of the Yamuna.
With the construction of Kishau dam, Haryana would get additional 709 cusecs of water for drinking and irrigation purposes.
As per to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by six states in the year 1994, Haryana's share in the Kishau Dam is 709 cusecs water out of the live storage capacity of 1,324 million cubic meters (MCM).
Interestingly, the Kishau Multi-purpose project, which includes construction of a 236-meter-high concrete dam across Tons river, a tributary of the Yamuna in Dehradun district with a live storage capacity of 1,324 MCM.
Kishau dam will create the irrigation potential of about 97,000 hectares, make available 517 MCM drinking water and generate 660 MW of power.
Statehood: 1st November 1966
Largest City: Faridabad
Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar (BJP)