List of Important Dams In India

General Knowledge on Important Dams in India will help you enhance your general knowledge with this comprehensive list of important dams, which includes the tallest, longest, oldest and important dams in the country. Perfect for exam preparation and expanding your understanding of India’s water structure.

India has completed the construction of 5,202 large dams, as reported by the Central Water Commission (CWC). Below, we present a compilation of the most significant dams located in India.

Questions related to dams are a common appear in numerous government exams including Banking, SSC, Railway, UPSSSC, IBPS, BPSC, NDA/NA, CDS and all other State level Exams etc.

Explore our comprehensive list of major dams in India, including the tallest, longest, and oldest ones. Essential for upcoming competitive exams, this compilation aids in memorizing crucial information about India’s prominent dams.

List Of Most Important Dams In India

Longest Dam in IndiaHirakud Dam (Odisha)Total Length: 25.79 km (16.03 miles)
Length of Main Dam:4.8 km (3.0 miles)
River: MahanadiLocation: Odisha
Year of completion:1953
Oldest Dam in IndiaKallanai Dam(Tamil Nadu)River: Kaveri
Location: Tamil Nadu
Year of Completion: 100 BC –100 AD
Highest/tallest Dam in IndiaTehri Dam(Uttarakhand)Height: 260.5 meters
Length: 575 meters
River: Bhagirathi River
Location: Uttarakhand
Year of completion:2006 (1st phase)
Important Dams In India
Important Dams In India

List Of Major Dams In India

S/NoName of DamStateRiver
1Nizam Sagar DamTelanganaManjira River
2Somasila DamAndhra PradeshPennar River
3Srisailam DamAndhra PradeshKrishna River
4Singur damTelanganaManjira River
5Ukai DamGujaratTapti River
6Dharoi DamGujaratSabarmati River
7Kadana damGujaratMahi River
8Dantiwada DamGujaratBanas River
9Pandoh DamHimachal PradeshBeas River
10Bhakra Nangal DamHimachal Pradesh and Punjab BorderSutlej River
11Nathpa Jhakri DamHimachal PradeshSatluj River
12Chamera DamHimachal PradeshRavi River
13Baglihar DamJammu and KashmirChenab River
14Dumkhar Hydroelectric DamJammu and KashmirIndus River
15Uri Hydroelectric DamJammu and KashmirJhelum River
16Maithon DamJharkhandBarakar River
17Chandil DamJharkhandSwarnarekha River
18Panchet DamJharkhandDamodar River
19Tunga Bhadra DamKarnatakaTungabhadra River
20Linganamakki damKarnatakaSharavathi River
21Kadra DamKarnatakaKalinadi River
22Alamatti DamKarnatakaKrishna River
23Supa DamKarnatakaKalinadi or Kali river
24Krishna Raja Sagara DamKarnatakaKaveri River
25Harangi DamKarnatakaHarangi River
26Narayanpur DamKarnatakaKrishna River
27Kodasalli DamKarnatakaKali River
28Malampuzha DamKeralaMalampuzha River
29Peechi DamKeralaManali River
30Idukki DamKeralaPeriyar River
31Kundala DamKeralaKundala Lake
32Parambikulam DamKeralaParambikulam River
33Walayar DamKeralaWalayar River
34Mullaperiyar DamKeralaPeriyar River
35Neyyar DamKeralaNeyyar River
36Rajghat DamUttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh BorderBetwa River
37Barna DamMadhya PradeshBarna River
38Bargi DamMadhya PradeshNarmada River
39Bansagar DamMadhya PradeshSone River
40Gandhi Sagar DamMadhya PradeshChambal River
41Yeldari DamMaharashtraPurna river
42Ujani DamMaharashtraBhima River
43Pawna DamMaharashtraMaval River
44Mulshi DamMaharashtraMula River
45Koyna DamMaharashtraKoyna River
46Jayakwadi DamMaharashtraGodavari River
47Bhatsa DamMaharashtraBhatsa river
48Wilson DamMaharashtraPravara River
49Tansa DamMaharashtraTansa river
50Panshet DamMaharashtraAmbi River
51Mula DamMaharashtraMula river
52Kolkewadi DamMaharashtraVashishti River
53Girna DamMaharashtraGirana river
54Vaitarna DamMaharashtraVaitarna river
55Radhanagari DamTelanganaBhogawati River
56Lower Manair DamTelanganaManair River
57Mid Manair DamTelanganaManair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal
58Upper Manair DamTelanganaManair River and Kudlair River
59Khadakwasla DamMaharashtraMutha River
60Gangapur DamMaharashtraGodavari river
61Jalaput DamAndhra Pradesh and Odisha BorderMachkund River
62Indravati DamOdishaIndravati River
63Hirakud DamOdishaMahanadi River
64Vaigai DamTamil NaduVaigai River
65Perunchani DamTamil NaduParalayar River
66Mettur DamTamil NaduKaveri River
67Rihand damUttar PradeshRihand River
68Tehri DamUttarakhandBhagirathi River
69Dhauli Ganga DamUttarakhandDhauli Ganga River

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