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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

StateName of DamRiver
Andhra PradeshSomasila DamPennar River
Andhra PradeshSrisailam DamKrishna River
GujaratUkai DamTapti River
GujaratDharoi DamSabarmati River
GujaratKadana damMahi River
GujaratDantiwada DamBanas River
Himachal PradeshPandoh DamBeas River
Himachal Pradesh and Punjab BorderBhakra Nangal DamSutlej River
Himachal PradeshNathpa Jhakri DamSatluj River
Himachal PradeshChamera DamRavi River
Jammu and KashmirBaglihar DamChenab River
Jammu and KashmirDumkhar Hydroelectric DamIndus River
Jammu and KashmirUri Hydroelectric DamJhelum River
JharkhandMaithon DamBarakar River
JharkhandChandil DamSwarnarekha River
JharkhandPanchet DamDamodar River
KarnatakaTunga Bhadra DamTungabhadra River
KarnatakaLinganamakki damSharavathi River
KarnatakaKadra DamKalinadi River
KarnatakaAlamatti DamKrishna River
KarnatakaSupa DamKalinadi or Kali river
KarnatakaKrishna Raja Sagara DamKaveri River
KarnatakaHarangi DamHarangi River
KarnatakaNarayanpur DamKrishna River
KarnatakaKodasalli DamKali River
KeralaMalampuzha DamMalampuzha River
KeralaPeechi DamManali River
KeralaIdukki DamPeriyar River
KeralaKundala DamKundala Lake
KeralaParambikulam DamParambikulam River
KeralaWalayar DamWalayar River
KeralaMullaperiyar DamPeriyar River
KeralaNeyyar DamNeyyar River
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh BorderRajghat DamBetwa River
Madhya PradeshBarna DamBarna River
Madhya PradeshBargi DamNarmada River
Madhya PradeshBansagar DamSone River
Madhya PradeshGandhi Sagar DamChambal River
MaharashtraYeldari DamPurna river
MaharashtraUjani DamBhima River
MaharashtraPawna DamMaval River
MaharashtraMulshi DamMula River
MaharashtraKoyna DamKoyna River
MaharashtraJayakwadi DamGodavari River
MaharashtraBhatsa DamBhatsa river
MaharashtraWilson DamPravara River
MaharashtraTansa DamTansa river
MaharashtraPanshet DamAmbi River
MaharashtraMula DamMula river
MaharashtraKolkewadi DamVashishti River
MaharashtraGirna DamGirana river
MaharashtraVaitarna DamVaitarna river
TelanganaNizam Sagar DamManjira River
TelanganaRadhanagari DamBhogawati River
TelanganaLower Manair DamManair River
TelanganaSingur damManjira River
TelanganaMid Manair DamManair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal
TelanganaUpper Manair DamManair River and Kudlair River
MaharashtraKhadakwasla DamMutha River
MaharashtraGangapur DamGodavari river
Andhra Pradesh and Odisha BorderJalaput DamMachkund River
OdishaIndravati DamIndravati River
OdishaHirakud DamMahanadi River
Tamil NaduVaigai DamVaigai River
Tamil NaduPerunchani DamParalayar River
Tamil NaduMettur DamKaveri River
Uttar PradeshGovind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam also Rihand damRihand River
UttarakhandTehri DamBhagirathi River
UttarakhandDhauli Ganga DamDhauli Ganga River

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