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List of Major Dams in India: Dams in India PDF: Dams in India PDF covers the list of Important dams in India and rivers on which they are built, this list is arranged state wise. Here we have given the List of Important Dams in India PDF which was given in state wise. This PDF consist of Major Rivers and dams in India. This Study material was most important for competitive exams like SSC, Railway, and Bank Exams. Aspirants preparing for this can make use of it.

Major Dams in India

Check some of the important points about the dams. How dams are useful in the modern world for society.

  • ➤ Providing adequate water for domestic and city use,
  • ➤ Water supply for irrigation purposes,
  • ➤ Water is a need for many industries,
  • ➤ Hydroelectric power production,
  • ➤ River navigation – it is the cheapest form of transportation.
  • ➤ Dams Reservoirs are used for fishing and boating purpose, thus provide livelihood to many.
  • ➤ They are useful to control the flow of river, helping in flood conditions.

Important Dams in India

Here you can check the list of some important dams in India. Here you get the information of Highest/ Largest, Longest and oldest dam in India.

Dams in India
Highest Dam in IndiaTehri Dam(Uttarakhand)Height: 260 metersLength: 575 meters

River: Bhagirathi River

Location: Uttarakhand

Year of completion:2006 (1st phase)

Longest Dam in IndiaHirakud Dam (Odisha)Total Length: 25.79 km (16.03 mi)Length of Main Dam:4.8 km (3.0 mi)

River: Mahanadi

Location: Odisha

Year of completion:1953

Oldest Dam in IndiaKallanai Dam(Tamil Nadu)River: KaveriLocation: Tamil Nadu

Year of completion: 100 BC –100 AD

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The list of some major dams in India have been given below:

Major Rivers and Dams in India

StateDamsRiver
Andhra PradeshNagarjunasagar DamKrishna
Somasila DamPenna
Nizamsagar DamManjira
SrisailamKrishna
Kalyani DamSwarnamukhi
Veligallu DamPapagni
RamagundamGodavari
Singur damManjira
Arunachal PradeshDibangDibang
RanganadiRanganadi
BiharNagi DamNagi River
ChhattisgarhDudhawa damMahanadi
Minimata Bango (Hasdeo)Hasdeo
Gangreal Dam (R.S. Sagar)Mahanadi
KutaghatKharang
GujaratSardar Sarovar DamNarmada
Ukai DamTapi
DantiwadaWest Banas
KandanaMahi
KamleshwarHiran
DharoiSabarmathi
DholidhajaBhogavo
Karjan damKarjan
Himachal PradeshChamera DamRavi
Maharana Pratap Sagar DamBeas
Pandoh DamBeas
Bhakra Nangal DamSutlej
NathpaJakhri DamSutlej
KoldamSutlej
KishauTons
Pong DamBeas
Jammu and KashmirSalal DamChenab
Uri DamJhelum
Baglihar DamChenab
Cholal DamCholal Choe
Chutak Hydroelectric PlantSuru
Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric PlantIndus
JharkhandKonar DamKonar
TenughatDamodar
MaithonBarakar
PanchetDamodar
ChandilSubarnarekha
KarnatakaLakhyaLakya
AlmattiKrishna
BhadraBhadra
HemavathiHemavathi
HidkalGhataprabha
MalaprabhaMalaprabha
LinganamakkiSharavathi
SupaKalinadi (Kali) River
Tunga BhadraThunga Bhadra
KadraKalinadi
Krishnaraja SagarKaveri
Basava Sagar Dam( Narayanpur)Krishna
Kodasalli DamKali
KeralaMalampuzhaMalampuzha
Idukki Arch DamPeriyar
KulamavuKaliyar
CheruthoniPeriyar river
IdamalayarEdamalayar/ Periyar
KakkiKakki
MullaiperiyarPeriyar
Neyyar DamNeyyar
ParambikulamParambikulam
Banasura SagarKabini
WalayarWalayar
LadakhDumkar Hydroelectric DamIndus
Madhya PradeshBargiNarmada
BansagarSon
Indira Sagar DamNarmada
Gandhi Sagar DamChambal
Madikheda DamSindh River
OmkareshwarNarmada
TawaTawa
RajghatBetwa
MaharashtraKoynaKoyna
BhatsaBhatsa & Chorna River
Isapur DamPenganga
Jayakwadi (Paithan)Godavari
TotladohPench
WarnaWarna
Ujjani (Bhima)Bhima
YeldariPurna
MulshiMula
PanshetAmbi
GirnaGirna and Godavari River
RadhanagiriBhogawati
KhadakwaslaMutha
OdishaIndravatiIndravati
MandiraSankh
HirakudMahanadi
MuranMuran
RengaliBrahmni
KapurKapur
Upper KolabKolab
PodagadaPodagada
Balimela ReservoirSileru
PunjabSiswan DamSiswan
Ranjit Sagar (Thein) DamRanjit Sagar (Thein)
Bakhra Nangal DamBakhra Nangal
Damsal DamDamsal
RajasthanJawahar SagarChambal
BisalpurBanas
JawaiJawai/ Luni
Mahai Bajaj Sagar DamMahi
Rana Pratap Sagar DamChambal
TamilnaduMettur DamCauveri
BhavaniSagarBhavani
AliyarAliyar
AmaravathiAmaravathi
SholaiyarSholaiyar
VaigaiVaigai
ChittarChittar
PechiparaiKodayar
PerunchaniParalayar
TelanganaRamagundamGodavari
ManairManair
NizamSagarManjira
SingurManjira
SomasilaPennar
SriramSagarGodavari
SrisailamKrishna
Uttar PradeshDhanraulGhaghar
ParichhaBetwa
RihandRihand
RajghatBetwa
GovindBallabh Pant Sagar DamRihand
MatatilaBetwa
UttarakhandTehriBhagirathi
DhauligangaDhauliganga
LakhwarYamuna
JamraniGola
KoteshwarBhagirathi
RamgangaRamganga
West BengalKangasabatiKangasabati, Kumari
Panchet DamDamodar
Durgapur BarrageDamodar
Farakka barrageGanges

The details on a few of the Largest Dams in India have been given below:

Tehri Dam

 

The Tehri Dam is located in the state of Uttarakhand. It is the highest Dam in India with a height of 216 metres. It is also listed in the top ten highest dams in the world. This Dam is situated on the river Bhagirathi.

  • Height of the Dam- 260 m
  • Length of the Dam- 575 m
  • Type of Dam- Rockfill
  • The reservoir capacity- 21,00,000 acre-feet
  • Capacity that is installed- 1000 Megawatt

Bhakra Nangal Dam

The Bhakra Nangal Dam is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. It is the largest dam in India having a height of 225 meters and also in the second position in the largest dams all over Asia. It is situated on the river Sutlej.

  • Height of the Dam- 226 m
  • Length of the Dam- 520m
  • Type of Dam- Concrete Gravity
  • The reservoir capacity- 75,01,775 acre-feet
  • Capacity that is installed- 1325 Megawatt

Hirakud Dam

 

Hirakud Dam
Hirakud Dam

The Hirakud Dam is located in the state of Orissa. It is the longest dam in India with a length of 26 kms. It is also in the list of the longest dams in the world. The Hirakud Dam is situated on the river Mahanadi.

  • Height of the Dam- 96 m
  • Length of the Dam- 8km
  • Type of Dam- Composite Dam
  • The reservoir capacity- 47,79,965 acre feet
  • Capacity that is installed- 5 Megawatt

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

 

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is India’s largest Masonry Dams built till date. It is the largest manmade lake in the world. It has 26 gates and is 1.6 kms in length. It is situated on the river Krishna.

  • Height of the Dam- 124m
  • Length of the Dam- 1450m
  • Type of Dam- Masonry Dam
  • The reservoir capacity- 93,71,845 acre-feet
  • Capacity that is installed- 816 Megawatt

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar Dam
Sardar Sarovar Dam

 

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is located in the state of Gujarat. It is the largest dam in the Narmada Valley Project. This Dam is to benefit the other neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. It is situated on the river Narmada River.

  • Height of the Dam- 163m
  • Length of the Dam- 1210m
  • Type of Dam- Gravity Dam
  • The reservoir capacity- 77,01,775 acre-feet
  • Capacity that is installed- 1450 Megawatt

 

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