List Of Dams In India

Hello Aspirants,

In this post we are going to provide the list of Dams in India. In recent times, we have seen that many exams like SSC, IBPS, Railways etc. have been asking questions related to Dams and Rivers it is built on. Not only this, some organization even ask the states in which these dams are located. This is the reason we have compiled the list of all Important Dams, Rivers on which they are built and the States where they are located. Try to remember all these information as it will help you get ahead in examinations.

Dams and Rivers In India

Name Of Dam Situated On River Name Of State
Srisailam Dam Krishna River Andhra Pradesh
Somasila Dam Pennar River Andhra Pradesh
Jalaput Dam Machkund River Andhra Pradesh
Ranganadi Dam Ranganadi River Arunachal Pradesh
Minimata Bango Dam Hasdeo River Chattisgarh
Ukai Dam Tapti River Gujarat
Dharoi Dam Sabarmati River Gujarat
Kadana Dam Mahi River Gujarat
Dantiwada Dam Banas River Gujarat
Ranjit Sagar Dam Ravi River Punjab
Bhakra Nangal Dam Sutlej River Punjab
Pandoh Dam Beas River Himachal Pradesh
Bhakra Nangal Dam Sutlej River Himachal Pradesh
Nathpa Jhakri Dam Sutlej River Himachal Pradesh
Chamera Dam Ravi River Himachal Pradesh
Baglihar Dam Chenab River Jammu and Kashmir
Salal Dam Chenab River Jammu and Kashmir
Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam Indus River Jammu and Kashmir
Uri Hydroelectric Dam Jhelum River Jammu and Kashmir
Maithon Dam Barakar River Jharkhand
Chandil Dam Swarnarekha River Jharkhand
Panchet Dam Damodar River Jharkhand
Tenughat Dam Damodar River Jharkhand
Tunga Bhadra Dam Tungabhadra River Karnataka
Linganamakki Dam Sharavathi River Karnataka
Kadra Dam Kalinadi River Karnataka
Alamatti Dam Krishna River Karnataka
Supa Dam Kalinadi or Kali river Karnataka
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam Kaveri River Karnataka
Harangi Dam Harangi River Karnataka
Narayanpur Dam Krishna River Karnataka
Kodasalli Dam Kali River Karnataka
Malampuzha Dam Malampuzha River Kerala
Peechi Dam Manali River Kerala
Idukki Dam Periyar River Kerala
Kundala Dam Kundala Lake Kerala
Parambikulam Dam Parambikulam River Kerala
Walayar Dam Walayar River Kerala
Mullaperiyar Dam Periyar River Kerala
Neyyar Dam Neyyar River Kerala
Rajghat Dam Betwa River Madhya Pradesh
Barna Dam Barna River Madhya Pradesh
Bargi Dam Narmada River Madhya Pradesh
Bansagar Dam Sone River Madhya Pradesh
Gandhi Sagar Dam Chambal River Madhya Pradesh
Yeldari Dam Purna river Maharashtra
Ujani Dam Bhima River Maharashtra
Pawna Dam Maval River Maharashtra
Mulshi Dam Mula River Maharashtra
Koyna Dam Koyna River Maharashtra
Jayakwadi Dam Godavari River Maharashtra
Bhatsa Dam Bhatsa river Maharashtra
Wilson Dam Pravara River Maharashtra
Tansa Dam Tansa river Maharashtra
Panshet Dam Ambi River Maharashtra
Mula Dam Mula river Maharashtra
Kolkewadi Dam Vashishti River Maharashtra
Girna Dam Girana river Maharashtra
Vaitarna Dam Vaitarna river Maharashtra
Jalaput Dam Machkund River Odisha
Indravati Dam Indravati River Odisha
Hirakud Dam Mahanadi River Odisha
Bisalpur Banas Rajasthan
Jawahar Sagar Dam Chambal Rajasthan
Rana Chambal Rajasthan
Mettur Dam Kaveri Tamil Nadu
Sholaiyar Dam Sholaiyar Tamil Nadu
Bhavanisagar Dam Bhavani Tamil Nadu
Perunchani Dam Paralayar River Tamil Nadu
Vaigai Dam Vaigai Tamil Nadu
Nizam Sagar Dam Manjira River Telangana
Singur Dam Manjira Telangana
Radhanagari Dam Bhogawati River Telangana
Lower Manair Dam Manair River Telangana
Mid Manair Dam Manair River Telangana
Upper Manair Dam Manair River and Kudlair River Telangana
Lakhwar Dam Yamuna Uttarakhand
Tehri Dam Bhagirathi Uttarakhand
Koteshwar Dam Bhagirathi Uttarakhand
Ramganga Dam Ramganga Uttarakhand
Jamrani Dam Gola Uttarakhand
Matatila Dam Betwa Uttar Pradesh
Rajghat Dam Betwa Uttar Pradesh
Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam also Rihand dam Rihand Uttar Pradesh
Kangsabati Dam Kangsabati and Kumari West Bengal


Important Facts About Dams In India

1. Tehri Dam – Uttarakhand
i. It is the highest dam in India & 8th highest dam in the world.

2.Bhakra Dam – Himachal Pradesh
i. Largest dam of India and highest gravity dam in the world.
ii. The Bhakra – Nangal Dam is a joint venture of the governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.
iii. Its reservoir, known as the “Gobind Sagar Lake”, is the second largest reservoir in India, stores up to 9.34 billion cubic metres of water.

3.Hirakud Dam – Orissa
i. One of the longest earthen dam (26 kms) in the world.

4. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – Andhra Pradesh
i. It is the world’s largest masonry dam.
ii. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is certainly the pride of India-considered the largest man-made lake in the world.

5. Sardar Sarovar Dam – Gujarat
i. It is second largest concrete gravity dam (by volume) on the Narmada River near Navagam in Gujarat.
ii. The dam has the world’s third-largest spillway discharging capacity.

6. Indirasagar Dam – Madhya Pradesh
i. The largest reservoir in India with a capacity of 12.22 billion cubic meter.

7. Bhavanisagar Dam – Tamil Nadu
i. First major irrigation project initiated in India after independence in 1947 and was completed by 1956

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