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List of all Dams in India

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Handy Facts about Dams in India
5 Biggest Dams in India

1. Tehri Dam, Uttarakhand
The Tehri Dam is the tallest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world.
Height: 260 meters
Length: 575 meters
Type: Earth and rock-fill
Reservoir Capacity: 2,100,000 acre·ft
River: Bhagirathi River
Location: Uttarakhand
Installed capacity: 1,000 MW

2. Bhakra Nangal Dam, Himachal Pradesh
Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River and is in Himachal Pradesh in northern India. 
Height: 226 meters
Length: 520 meters
Type: Concrete gravity
Reservoir Capacity: 7,501,775 acre·ft
River: Sutlej River
Location: Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
Installed capacity: 1325 MW
Bhakra Dam has a height of 226 metres and is also the 2nd largest dam of Asia.

3. Sardar Sarovar Dam, Gujarat
The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley Project.
Height: 163 meters
Length: 1,210 meters
Type: Gravity Dam
Reservoir Capacity: 7,701,775 acre·ft
River: Narmada River
Location: Gujarat
Installed capacity: 1,450 MW

4. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Andhra Pradesh
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the world’s largest masonry dam.
Height: 124 meters
Length: 1,450 meters
Type: Masonry Dam
Reservoir Capacity: 9,371,845 acre·ft
River: Krishna River
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Installed capacity: 816 MW

5. Hirakud Dam, Orissa
Hirakud Dam is located 15 km from Sambalpur, Odisha. The dam’s construction was started in 1948 and opened in 1957. The construction cost was Rs. 1.01 billion in 1957.
Height: 60.96 meters
Length: 25.8 km
Type: Composite Dam
Reservoir Capacity: 4,779,965 acre·ft
River: Mahanadi River
Location: Orissa
Installed capacity: 307.5 MW

1 List of all Dams in State of : Andhra Pradesh
Dam River Location
Kalyani Dam Swarnamukhi River Tirupati (Chittoor Dist)
Kandaleru Dam Kandaleru River Rapur Mandal (Nellore Dist)
Srisailam Dam Krishna River Kurnool
Somasila Dam Penna River Somasila (Nellore dist)
Veligallu Dam Papagni River Galiveedu (kadappa Dist)

2 List of all Dams in State of : Arunachal Pradesh
Dibang Dam (Under
Dibang River Lower Dibang Valley Dist
Ranganadi Dam Ranganadi River Yazali
Subansiri Dam Subansiri River Lower Subansiri dist

3 List of all Dams in State of : Bihar
Chandan Dam Chandan River Banka Dist
Durgawati Dam Durgawati River Bhabhua (Kaimur Dist)
Nagi Dam Nagi River Jamui Dist

4 List of all Dams in State of : Chhattisgarh
Gangrel Dam Mahanadi River Dhamtari Dist
Kutaghat Dam Kharang River Bilaspur Dist
Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango
Hasdeo River Korba Dist
Dudhawa Dam Mahanadi River Dhamtari Dist

5 List of all Dams in State of : Gujarat
Dantiwada Dam Banas River Banaskantha Dist
Kandana Dam Mahi River Panchmahal Dist
Kamleshwar Dam Hiran River Gir National Park
Sardar Sarovar Dam Narmada River Narmadha Valley
Ukai Dam Tapti River Surat Dist

6 List of all Dams in State of : Punjab
Bakhra Nangal Dam Sutlej River Rupnagar
Damsal Dam Damsal River Hoshiarpur
Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam Ravi River Gurdaspur
Siswan Dam Siswan Khad Ropar

7 List of all Dams in State of : Himachal Pradesh
Bhakra Nangal Dam Sutlej River Bilaspur
Chamera Dam Ravi River Dalhousie
Maharana Pratap Sagar
Beas River Kangra
Pandoh Dam Beas River Mandi

8 List of all Dams in State of : Jammu & Kashmir
Baglihar Dam Chenab River Doda
Cholal Dam Cholal Choe River Hoshirapur
Shahpur Kandi Dam Ravi River Pathankot
Shalal Dam Chenab River Reasi
Uri Dam Jhelum River Baramula

9 List of all Dams in State of : Jharkhand
Konar Dam Konar River Hazaribagh
Maithon Dam Barakar River Asansol
Panchet Dam Damodar River Dhanbad
Tenughat Dam Damodar River Bokaro

10 List of all Dams in State of : Karnataka
Almatti Dam Krishna River Basavana Bagevadi
Bhadra Dam Bhadra RiverLakkavalli
(Chikkamangaluru Dist)
Hemavathi Dam Hemavathi River Hassan
Hidkal Dam Ghataprabha River Hukeri
Lakhya Dam Lakhya River Mudigere
Linganamakki Dam Sharavathi River Sagar
Malaprabha Dam Malaprabha River Parasgad
Supa Dam Kalinadi(kali) River Supa
Tunga Bhadra Dam Thunga Bhadra River koppal

11 List of all Dams in State of : Kerala
Cheruthoni Dam Cheruthoni River Todupulai
Idamalayar Dam Edamalayar/Periyar River Ennakal
Idukki Arch Dam Periyar RiverKuravan and Kurathi
(Idukki Dist)
Kulamavu Dam Kaliyar River Idukki
Kakki Dam Kakki River Pathanamthitta
Malampuzha Dam Malampuzha river Palakkad
Mullaiperiyar Dam Periyar River Idukki
Parambikulam Dam Parambikulam River Palakkad
Neyyar Dam Neyyar River Thiruvananthapuram

12 List of all Dams in State of : Madhya Pradesh
Bansagar Dam Sone River Shahdol
Bargi Dam Narmada River Jabalpur
Gandhi Sagar Dam Chambal River Mandsaur
Indira Sagar Dam Narmada River Mundi (Khandwa Dist)
Madikheda Dam Sindh River Shivpuri
Omkareshwar Dam Narmada RiverMandhata (Khandwa
Tawa Dam Tawa River Hoshangabad

13 List of all Dams in State of : Maharastrra
Bhatsa Dam Bhatsa & Chorna River Shahpur
Isapur Dam Penganga River Hingoli
Jayakwadi(Paithan) Dam Godavari River Jayakwadi (Aurangabad)
Koyna Dam Koyna RiverKoyna Nagar (Satara
Totladoh Dam Pench River Nagpur
Ujjani (Bhima) Dam Bhima River Solapur
Warna Dam Warna River Sangli Dist

14 List of all Dams in State of : Odisha
Hirakud Dam (Longest
Dam in India)
Mahanadi River Sambalpur
Indravati Dam Indravati River Nabarangpur
Kapur Dam Kapur River Bariguda
Mandira Dam Sankha River Sundergarh
Muran Dam Muran River Kalahandi
Podagada Dam Podagada River Nabarangpur
Rengali Dam Brahmni River Talcher
Upper Kolab Dam Kolab River Koraput

15 List of all Dams in State of : Rajasthan
Bisalpur Dam Banas River Tonk
Jawahar Sagar Dam Chambal River Kota
Jawai Dam Jawai River Pali
Mahai Bajaj Sagar Dam Mahi River Banswara
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam Chambal River Rawatbhata
16 List of all Dams in State of : Tamil Nadu
Aliyar Dam Aliyar RiverPollachi (Coimbatore
Amaravathi Dam Amaravathi River Udumalpet (Tirupur Dist)
Bhavani Sagar Dam Bhavani River Erode Dist
Mettur Dam Cauveri River Mettur (Salem Dist)
Sholaiyar Dam Sholaiyar River Valparai (Coimbatore
Vaigai Dam Vaigai River Periyakulam (Theni Dist)

17 List of all Dams in State of : Telangana
Manair Dam Manair River Karimnagar
Nizam sagar Dam Manjira River Kamareddy
Ramagundam Dam Godavari River Pedapalli
Singur Dam Manjira River Singareddy
Somasila Pennar River Somasila
Srisailam Dam Krishna River Kurnool
Sriram Sagar Dam Godavari River Nirmal town

18 List of all Dams in State of : Uttar Pradesh
Dhanraul Dam Ghaghar River Roberts ganj
Matatila Dam Betwa River Lalitpur
Parichha Dam Betwa River Jhansi
Rajghat Dam Betwa River Lalitpur
Rihand Dam Rihand River Pipri (Sonbhadra Dist)
Ganges Barrage Ganges River Kanpur

19 List of all Dams in State of : West Bengal
Durgapur Barrage Damodar River Durgapur
Farakka Barrage Ganges River Murshidabad
Kangasabati Dam Kangasabati, Kumari Bankura
Panchet Dam Damodar River Panchet

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