List of Important Dams in India

» A dam is a barrier that impounds water or underground streams. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for such activities as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability.
» Hydropower is often used in conjunction with dams to generate electricity. A dam can also be used to collect water or for storage of water which can be evenly distributed between locations. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates or levees (also known as dikes) are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land regions.

» A reservoir is a storage space for fluids. These fluids may be water, hydrocarbons gas.
» A reservoir usually means an enlarged natural or artificial lake, storage pond or impoundment created using a dam or lock to store water.
» Reservoirs can be created by controlling a stream that drains an existing body of water. They can also be constructed in river valleys using a dam. Alternately, a reservoir can be built by excavating flat ground and/or constructing retaining walls and levees.
Dams are temples of mordern India
.....Pt Jawaharlal Nehru

List of Dams and Resevoir in India
Dam
River
State
Baglihar Dam
Chenab
Jammu & Kashmir
Bhakra Dam
Sutlej
Himachal Pradesh
Chutak Hydroelectric Power plant
Suru
Jammu & Kashmir (Kargil district)
Gandhi Sagar Dam
Chambal
Madhya Pradesh
Hirakud Dam
Mahanadi
Odisha
Idukki arch Dam
Periyar
Kerala
Indira Sagar Dam
Narmada
Madhya Pradesh
JawaharSagar Dam
Chambal
Rajasthan
Koteshwar Dam
Bhagirathi
Uttarakhand
Koyna Dam
Koyna
Maharashtra
Lakhwar Dam
Yamuna
Uttarakhand
Mettur Dam
Kaveri
Tamil Nadu
Mullaperiyar Dam
Periyar
Kerala (idukki district)
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Krishna
Telangna/Andhra Pradesh
Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Power plant
Sindhu
Jammu & Kashmir (Leh district)
Omkareshwar Dam
Narmada
Madhya Pradesh
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam
Chambal
Rajasthan
Ranjit Sagar Dam
Ravi
Punjab
Rihand Dam
Rihand
Uttar Pradesh
Salal Dam
Chenab
Jammu & Kashmir
SardarSarover Dam
Narmada
Gujarat
Srisailam Dam
Krishna
Telangna/Andhra Pradesh
Tehri Dam
Bhagirathi
Uttarakhand
Ukai Dam
Tapi
Gujarat
Uri Dam
Jhelum
Jammu & Kashmir (Baramula district)


Frequently asked:
Where is the largest dam in the world?
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW).
Which is the tallest dam in the world?
Currently, the tallest dam in the world is the Jinping-I Dam, an arch dam in China at 305 m (1,001 ft) high. The tallest embankment dam is the 300 m (984 ft) high Nurek Dam in Tajikistan which is also the second tallest dam in the world.
Which is the largest dam in India?
Bhakra Nangal Dam in Himachal Pradesh is the largest dam in the country at about 738 feet high and the second largest dam in Asia.
Which is the tallest or highest dam in India?
The Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand state is India's highest dam at about 856 feet. It is the principal dam for the state's major Tehri Hydro Project.
Which dam is built on Ganga river?
Tehri Dam was constructed on Bhagirathi River, tributary of the Ganga. It is located 1.5 km downstream of Ganesh Prayag, the place where Bhilangana meets Bhagirathi. Bhagirathi is called Ganga after Devprayag. Construction of the dam in an earthquake prone area was controversial.
Where is Salal dam in India?
Salal project was conceived in the year 1920. It is a rock-fill and concrete dam located in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on the river Chenab.

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