List of Major Dams & Reservoirs in India – Download PDF

List of Major Dams & Reservoirs
List of Major Dams & Reservoirs

List of Major Dams & Reservoirs in India – Download PDF

India, the land of rivers has a huge potential for the construction of massive dams. We’ve compiled a list of some of India’s most significant dams, which are essential for a well-informed India. In the table below, you’ll find a complete list of significant dams. Check out the highest, oldest, & other Major important dams, as well as reservoirs, in the article below, which will help you pass exams like UPSC, SSC, & Bank Exam. We have also provided pdf which can be useful for your preparation.

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Check out some of the key points about dams. How dams are beneficial to humanity in today’s world:

➤ Ensuring that there is enough water for both domestic and municipal use

➤ A source of water for irrigation purposes,

➤ Water is needed by a variety of industries.

➤ Generation of hydroelectric electricity,

➤ River navigation is the most cost-effective mode of transportation.

➤ Dams and reservoirs are used for fishing and boating, and thereby provide a source of income for many people.

➤ They are useful for controlling water flow and assisting in flood situations.

List of Major Dams in India

Name of Dam State River
Somasila Dam Andhra Pradesh Pennar River
Srisailam Dam Andhra Pradesh Krishna River
Jalaput Dam Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Border Machkund River
Dantiwada Dam Gujarat Banas River
Dharoi Dam Gujarat Sabarmati River
Kadana dam Gujarat Mahi River
Ukai Dam Gujarat Tapti River
Chamera Dam Himachal Pradesh Ravi River
Nathpa Jhakri Dam Himachal Pradesh Satluj River
Pandoh Dam Himachal Pradesh Beas River
Bhakra Nangal Dam Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Border Sutlej River
Baglihar Dam Jammu and Kashmir Chenab River
Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam Jammu and Kashmir Indus River
Uri Hydroelectric Dam Jammu and Kashmir Jhelum River
Chandil Dam Jharkhand Swarnarekha River
Maithon Dam Jharkhand Barakar River
Panchet Dam Jharkhand Damodar River
Alamatti Dam Karnataka Krishna River
Harangi Dam Karnataka Harangi River
Kadra Dam Karnataka Kalinadi River
Kodasalli Dam Karnataka Kali River
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam Karnataka Kaveri River
Linganamakki dam Karnataka Sharavathi River
Narayanpur Dam Karnataka Krishna River
Supa Dam Karnataka Kalinadi or Kali river
TungaBhadra Dam Karnataka Tungabhadra River
Idukki Dam Kerala Periyar River
Kundala Dam Kerala Kundala Lake
Malampuzha Dam Kerala Malampuzha River
Mullaperiyar Dam Kerala Periyar River
Neyyar Dam Kerala Neyyar River
Parambikulam Dam Kerala Parambikulam River
Peechi Dam Kerala Manali River
Walayar Dam Kerala Walayar River
Bansagar Dam Madhya Pradesh Sone River
Bargi Dam Madhya Pradesh Narmada River
Barna Dam Madhya Pradesh Barna River
Gandhi Sagar Dam Madhya Pradesh Chambal River
Bhatsa Dam Maharashtra Bhatsa river
Gangapur Dam Maharashtra Godavari river
Girna Dam Maharashtra Girana river
Jayakwadi Dam Maharashtra Godavari River
Khadakwasla Dam Maharashtra Mutha River
Kolkewadi Dam Maharashtra Vashishti River
Koyna Dam Maharashtra Koyna River
Mula Dam Maharashtra Mula river
Mulshi Dam Maharashtra Mula River
Panshet Dam Maharashtra Ambi River
Pawna Dam Maharashtra Maval River
Tansa Dam Maharashtra Tansa river
Ujani Dam Maharashtra Bhima River
Vaitarna Dam Maharashtra Vaitarna river
Wilson Dam Maharashtra Pravara River
Yeldari Dam Maharashtra Purna river
Hirakud Dam Odisha Mahanadi River
Indravati Dam Odisha Indravati River
Mettur Dam Tamil Nadu Kaveri River
Perunchani Dam Tamil Nadu Paralayar River
Vaigai Dam Tamil Nadu Vaigai River
Lower Manair Dam Telangana Manair River
Mid Manair Dam Telangana Manair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal
Nizam Sagar Dam Telangana Manjira River
Radhanagari Dam Telangana Bhogawati River
Singur dam Telangana Manjira River
Upper Manair Dam Telangana Manair River and Kudlair River
Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam / Rihand dam Uttar Pradesh Rihand River
Rajghat Dam Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Border Betwa River
Dhauli Ganga Dam Uttarakhand Dhauli Ganga River
Tehri Dam Uttarakhand Bhagirathi River

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In terms of the UPSC syllabus & Other Government Job exams, the list of India’s dams is an interesting static GK subject. Check out the article linked here for more information on different static GK topics.

Important Dams in India

Highest Dam in India Tehri Dam(Uttarakhand)
  • Height: 260.5 meters
  • Length: 575 meters
  • River: Bhagirathi River
  • Location: Uttarakhand
  • Year of completion:2006 (1st phase)
Longest Dam in India Hirakud Dam (Odisha)
  • Total Length: 25.79 km (16.03 mi)
  • Length of Main Dam:4.8 km (3.0 mi)
  • River: Mahanadi
  • Location: Odisha
  • Year of completion:1953
Oldest Dam in India Kallanai Dam(Tamil Nadu)
  • River: Kaveri
  • Location: Tamil Nadu
  • Year of completion: 100 BC –100 AD


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List of Major Reservoirs in India

The major reservoirs on India’s major rivers can be seen here. It also plays a role in the general knowledge questions.

State Reservoir River
Andhra Pradesh Tatipudi Reservoir Project Gosthani River
Andhra Pradesh Gandipalem Reservoir Manneru River
Himachal Pradesh Gobind Sagar Reservoir Sutlej River
Himachal Pradesh Maharana Pratap Sagar Reservoir Pong Dam Lake
Jammu and Kashmir Salal Project Chenab River
Jammu and Kashmir Chutak Hydroelectric Project Suru River
Karnataka Ghataprabha Reservoir Ghataprabha River
Karnataka Hemavathi Reservoir Hemavati River
Madhya Pradesh Tawa Reservoir Tawa River
Madhya Pradesh Indirasagar Project Narmada River
Madhya Pradesh Narmada Dam Project Narmada River
Odisha Balimela Reservoir Sileru River
Tamil Nadu Aliyar Reservoir Aliyar River
Tamil Nadu Chittar Reservoir Chittar River
Tamil Nadu Krishnagiri Reservoir Thenpennai River
Tamil Nadu Manimuthar Reservoir Thamirabarani River
Tamil Nadu Pechiparai Reservoir Kodayar River
Tamil Nadu Shoolagiri Chinnar Reservoir Chinnar River
Tamil Nadu Thunakadavu Reservoir Thunakadavu River
Tamil Nadu Varattu Pallam Reservoir Kaveri River
Tamil Nadu Vidur Reservoir Sankaraparani River
Tamil Nadu Amaravathi Reservoir Amaravathi River
Tamil Nadu Gundar Reservoir Berijam Lake
Tamil Nadu Kullursandai Reservoir Arjuna Nadi
Tamil Nadu Pambar Reservoir Pambar River
Tamil Nadu Periyar Reservoir Periyar River
Tamil Nadu Stanley Reservoir Kaveri River
Tamil Nadu Uppar Reservoir Uppar River
Tamil Nadu Vattamalaikarai Odai Reservoir Odai River
Tamil Nadu Willingdon Reservoir Periya Odai River
Tamil Nadu Bhavanisagar Reservoir Bhavani River
Tamil Nadu Kodaganar Reservoir Kodagananar River
Tamil Nadu Manimukthanadhi Reservoir Krishna River
Tamil Nadu Parambikulam Reservoir Parambikulam River
Tamil Nadu Sholayar Reservoir Chalakkud River
Tamil Nadu Thirumurthi Reservoir Parambikulam and Aliyar River
Tamil Nadu Varadamanadhi Reservoir Aliyar River
Tamil Nadu Vembakottai Reservoir Vaippar River
Tamil Nadu Manjalar Reservoir Manjalar River
Telangana Dindi Reservoir Krishna River
Telangana Lower Manair Reservoir Manair River
Telangana Himayat Sagar Reservoir Osman Sagar
Telangana Shriram Sagar Reservoir Godavari River
Uttar Pradesh Rihand Project Rihand River and Son River

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