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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.

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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 India Tehri Dam(Uttarakhand) Height: 260 metersLength: 575 meters

River: Bhagirathi River

Location: Uttarakhand

Year of completion:2006 (1st phase)

Longest Dam in India Hirakud 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 India Kallanai 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

State Dams River
Andhra Pradesh Nagarjunasagar Dam Krishna
Somasila Dam Penna
Nizamsagar Dam Manjira
Srisailam Krishna
Kalyani Dam Swarnamukhi
Veligallu Dam Papagni
Ramagundam Godavari
Singur dam Manjira
Arunachal Pradesh Dibang Dibang
Ranganadi Ranganadi
Bihar Nagi Dam Nagi River
Chhattisgarh Dudhawa dam Mahanadi
Minimata Bango (Hasdeo) Hasdeo
Gangreal Dam (R.S. Sagar) Mahanadi
Kutaghat Kharang
Gujarat Sardar Sarovar Dam Narmada
Ukai Dam Tapi
Dantiwada West Banas
Kandana Mahi
Kamleshwar Hiran
Dharoi Sabarmathi
Dholidhaja Bhogavo
Karjan dam Karjan
Himachal Pradesh Chamera Dam Ravi
Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam Beas
Pandoh Dam Beas
Bhakra Nangal Dam Sutlej
NathpaJakhri Dam Sutlej
Koldam Sutlej
Kishau Tons
Pong Dam Beas
Jammu and Kashmir Salal Dam Chenab
Uri Dam Jhelum
Baglihar Dam Chenab
Cholal Dam Cholal Choe
Chutak Hydroelectric Plant Suru
Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Plant Indus
Jharkhand Konar Dam Konar
Tenughat Damodar
Maithon Barakar
Panchet Damodar
Chandil Subarnarekha
Karnataka Lakhya Lakya
Almatti Krishna
Bhadra Bhadra
Hemavathi Hemavathi
Hidkal Ghataprabha
Malaprabha Malaprabha
Linganamakki Sharavathi
Supa Kalinadi (Kali) River
Tunga Bhadra Thunga Bhadra
Kadra Kalinadi
Krishnaraja Sagar Kaveri
Basava Sagar Dam( Narayanpur) Krishna
Kodasalli Dam Kali
Kerala Malampuzha Malampuzha
Idukki Arch Dam Periyar
Kulamavu Kaliyar
Cheruthoni Periyar river
Idamalayar Edamalayar/ Periyar
Kakki Kakki
Mullaiperiyar Periyar
Neyyar Dam Neyyar
Parambikulam Parambikulam
Banasura Sagar Kabini
Walayar Walayar
Ladakh Dumkar Hydroelectric Dam Indus
Madhya Pradesh Bargi Narmada
Bansagar Son
Indira Sagar Dam Narmada
Gandhi Sagar Dam Chambal
Madikheda Dam Sindh River
Omkareshwar Narmada
Tawa Tawa
Rajghat Betwa
Maharashtra Koyna Koyna
Bhatsa Bhatsa & Chorna River
Isapur Dam Penganga
Jayakwadi (Paithan) Godavari
Totladoh Pench
Warna Warna
Ujjani (Bhima) Bhima
Yeldari Purna
Mulshi Mula
Panshet Ambi
Girna Girna and Godavari River
Radhanagiri Bhogawati
Khadakwasla Mutha
Odisha Indravati Indravati
Mandira Sankh
Hirakud Mahanadi
Muran Muran
Rengali Brahmni
Kapur Kapur
Upper Kolab Kolab
Podagada Podagada
Balimela Reservoir Sileru
Punjab Siswan Dam Siswan
Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam Ranjit Sagar (Thein)
Bakhra Nangal Dam Bakhra Nangal
Damsal Dam Damsal
Rajasthan Jawahar Sagar Chambal
Bisalpur Banas
Jawai Jawai/ Luni
Mahai Bajaj Sagar Dam Mahi
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam Chambal
Tamilnadu Mettur Dam Cauveri
BhavaniSagar Bhavani
Aliyar Aliyar
Amaravathi Amaravathi
Sholaiyar Sholaiyar
Vaigai Vaigai
Chittar Chittar
Pechiparai Kodayar
Perunchani Paralayar
Telangana Ramagundam Godavari
Manair Manair
NizamSagar Manjira
Singur Manjira
Somasila Pennar
SriramSagar Godavari
Srisailam Krishna
Uttar Pradesh Dhanraul Ghaghar
Parichha Betwa
Rihand Rihand
Rajghat Betwa
GovindBallabh Pant Sagar Dam Rihand
Matatila Betwa
Uttarakhand Tehri Bhagirathi
Dhauliganga Dhauliganga
Lakhwar Yamuna
Jamrani Gola
Koteshwar Bhagirathi
Ramganga Ramganga
West Bengal Kangasabati Kangasabati, Kumari
Panchet Dam Damodar
Durgapur Barrage Damodar
Farakka barrage Ganges

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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