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Large Dams in India - GK Capsule

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India has over 1200 all-sized Dams and Reservoirs that are meant for several purposes including Hydro Electricity Generation, Irrigation. We are enlisting some of the large Dams in India to be remembered by candidates.

Some Facts about dams in India -

  • Tehri Dam is By far India's Biggest in Terms of Height - 260.5 Metres, followed by Lakhwar Dam (204 Metres).
  • By Length, Ukai Dam si Largest with length 4927 Metres, followed by Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (4865 Metres).
  • Bandardhara Dam is India's First Dam, created in 1926 (Also called Wilson Dam).

 

Dam Completion YearRiverState
Tehri Dam 2005 Bhagirathi Uttarakhand
Lakhwar Dam Under Construction Yamuna Uttarakhand
Idukki Arch Dam 1974 Periyar Kerala
Bhakra Dam 1963 Satluj Himachal Pradesh
Pakal Dul Dam Under Construction Marusudar Jammu & Kashmir
Sardar Sarover Gujarat Dam Under Construction Narmada Gujarat
Srisailam Dam 1984 Krishna Telangana
Ranjit Sagar Dam 1999 Ravi Punjab
Baglihar Dam 2009 Chenab Jammu & Kashmir
Chemera I Dam 1994 Ravi Himachal Pradesh
Cheruthoni Dam 1976 Cheruthoni Kerala
Pong Dam 1974 Beas Himachal Pradesh
Jamrani Dam 1990 Gola Uttarakhand
Subansiri Dam 2014 Subansiri Arunachal Pradesh
Ramganga Dam 1974 Ramganga Uttarakhand
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam 1974 Krishna Telangana
Kakki Dam 1966 Kakki Kerala
Nagi Dam 1958 Nagi Bihar
Salal Dam 1986 Chenab Jammu & Kashmir
Sholayar Dam 1971 Sholayar Tamil Nadu
Koyna Dam 1964 Koyna Maharashtra
Idamalayar Dam 1985 Idamalayar Kerala
Supa Dam 1987 Kali Nadi Karnataka
Karjan Dam 1987 Karjan Gujarat
Kulamavu Dam 1977 Kilivillithode Kerala
Koteshwar Dam Under Construction Bhagirathi Uttarakhand
Doyang Hep Dam Under Contruction Doyang Nagaland
Rihand Dam 1962 Rihand Uttar Pradesh
Indira Sagar Dam 2006 Narmada Madhya Pradesh
Warna Dam 2000 Varna Maharashtra
Bhatsa Dam 1983 Bhatsa and Chorna Maharashtra
Pillur Dam 1967 Bhavani Tamil Nadu
Upper Kodayar Dam 1972 Kodayar

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Jakham Main Dam 1986 Jakham (Mahi) Rajasthan
Lower Ghatghar Dam 2007   Maharashtra
Thenmala Dam 1986 Kallada Kerala
Mattupetty Dam 1953 Palar Kerala
Tungabhadra Dam 1953 Tungabhadra Karnataka
Parbati Dam Under Construction Parbati Himachal Pradesh
Chakra Dam 1985 Chakra Karnataka
Bandardhara Dam 1926 Paravara Maharashtra
Lower Vaitarna Dam 1954 Vaitarna Maharashtra
Ukai Dam 1972 Tapi Gujarat
Upper Aliyar Dam 1971 Aliyar Tamilnadu
Aruna Dam Under Consruction Aruna Maharashtra
Upper Bhavani Dam 1965 Bhavani Tamilnadu
Podagada Dam 1996 Podagada Odisha