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Dams and reservoirs in India


Dams and reservoirs in India


Candidates preparing for government exams such as UPSC,SSC, and other competitive exams will find the Dams and reservoirs in India useful in their preparation
Here is the complete list Dams and reservoirs in India being provided.


A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for activities such as irrigation,
human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability



Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) are few major Indian government organizations who are working ingeniously to strengthen DAMS projects in India


Advantages of Dams


1) Electricity is produced at the constant rate with the help of hydroelectricity or hydroelectric power.
2) Dams and their reservoirs provide recreation areas for fishing and boating.
3) Water storage can be done and recreational activites can be developed.


Disadvantages of Dams


1) Dams tend to be extremely expensive
2) Poor habitat for aquatic life
3) Excessive sedimentation



Important Facts about Dam


1) First dam in India - Kallanai Dam Known as Grand Anicut on river kaveri (Tamilnadu)
2) Tallest Dam in the world - Nurek dam ( Tajikistan)
3) Longest Dam in the world - Hirakund dam (Orissa)
4) Longest Dam in India - Hirakund dam (Orissa)
5) Highest Dam in India - Tehri dam (Uttarakhand)
6) Highest straight gravity Dam in India - Bhakra dam



Complete List of Dams and reservoirs in India


State Name of Dam River
Andhra Pradesh Somasila Dam Pennar River
Andhra Pradesh Srisailam Dam Krishna River
Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Border Jalaput Dam Machkund River
Gujarat Ukai Dam Tapti River
Gujarat Dharoi Dam Sabarmati River
Gujarat Kadana dam Mahi River
Gujarat Dantiwada Dam Banas River
Himachal Pradesh Pandoh Dam Beas River
Himachal Pradesh Nathpa Jhakri Dam Satluj River
Himachal Pradesh Chamera Dam Ravi River
Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Border Bhakra Nangal Dam Sutlej River
Jammu and Kashmir Baglihar Dam Chenab River
Jammu and Kashmir Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam Indus River
Jammu and Kashmir Uri Hydroelectric Dam Jhelum River
Jharkhand Maithon Dam Barakar River
Jharkhand Chandil Dam Swarnarekha River
Jharkhand Panchet Dam Damodar River
Karnataka 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
Kerala 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
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
Maharashtra 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 Khadakwasla Dam Mutha River
Maharashtra Gangapur Dam Godavari river
Odisha Indravati Dam Indravati River
Odisha Hirakud Dam Mahanadi River
Tamil Nadu Vaigai Dam Vaigai River
Tamil Nadu Perunchani Dam Paralayar River
Tamil Nadu Mettur Dam Kaveri River
Telangana Nizam Sagar Dam Manjira River
Telangana Radhanagari Dam Bhogawati River
Telangana Lower Manair Dam Manair River
Telangana Singur dam Manjira River
Telangana Mid Manair Dam Manair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal
Telangana Upper Manair Dam Manair River and Kudlair River
Uttar Pradesh Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam also Rihand dam Rihand River
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Border Rajghat Dam Betwa River
Uttarakhand Tehri Dam Bhagirathi River
Uttarakhand Dhauli Ganga Dam Dhauli Ganga River

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