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List of Dams in India for APSC, TET, PNRD & Other Government Exams

A dam is a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for activities such as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability. 


List of Dams in India is an important static GK topic in terms of preparation for any competitive examinations like APSC, Assam TET, PNRD, Irrigation, Assam Police and even for UPSC.


In this article, we enlist some important points about various river dams in India and an extensive list of prominent dams.

Trivia:


* Highest Dam in India: Tehri Dam(Uttarakhand)
   
Dimension:
Height: 260 meters
Length: 575 meters

River: Bhagirathi River
Location: Uttarakhand

Year of completion:2006 (1st phase)

* Longest Dam in India: Hirakud Dam (Odisha)   

Dimensions:
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

Here is the list of significant dams in India:


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)
Arunachal Pradesh
Dibang Dam (Under Construction)
Dibang River
Lower Dibang Valley Dist
Ranganadi Dam
Ranganadi River
Yazali
Subansiri Dam
Subansiri River
Lower Subansiri dist
Bihar
Chandan Dam
Chandan River
Banka Dist
Durgawati Dam
Durgawati River
Bhabhua (Kaimur Dist)
Nagi Dam
Nagi River
Jamui Dist
Chhattisgarh
Gangrel Dam
Mahanadi River
Dhamtari Dist
Kutaghat Dam
Kharang River
Bilaspur Dist
Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Dam
Hasdeo River
Korba Dist
Dudhawa Dam
Mahanadi River
Dhamtari Dist
 Gujarat
Dantiwada Dam
Banas River
Banaskantha Dist
Kandana Dam
Mahi River
Panchmahal Dist
Kamleshwar Dam
Hiran River
Gir National Park (Junagadh Dist)
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Narmada River
Narmadha Valley
Ukai Dam
Tapti River
Surat Dist
Punjab
Bakhra Nangal Dam
Sutlej River
Rupnagar
Damsal Dam
Damsal River
Hoshiarpur
Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam
Ravi River
Gurdaspur
Siswan Dam
Siswan Khad
Ropar
Himachal Pradesh
Bhakra Nangal Dam
Sutlej River
Bilaspur
Chamera Dam
Ravi River
Dalhousie
Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam
Beas River
Kangra
Pandoh Dam
Beas River
Mandi
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
Jharkhand
Konar Dam
Konar River
Hazaribagh
Maithon Dam
Barakar River
Asansol
Panchet Dam
Damodar River
Dhanbad
Tenughat Dam
Damodar River
Bokaro
Karnataka
Almatti Dam
Krishna River
Basavana Bagevadi
Bhadra Dam
Bhadra River
Lakkavalli (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
Kerala
Cheruthoni Dam
Cheruthoni River
Todupulai
Idamalayar Dam
Edamalayar/Periyar River
Ennakal
Idukki Arch Dam
Periyar River
Kuravan 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
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 River
Mandhata (Khandwa Dist)
Tawa Dam
Tawa River
Hoshangabad
Maharastra
Bhatsa Dam
Bhatsa & Chorna River
Shahpur
Isapur Dam
Penganga River
Hingoli
Jayakwadi(Paithan) Dam
Godavari River
Jayakwadi (Aurangabad)
Koyna Dam
Koyna River
Koyna Nagar (Satara Dist)
Totladoh Dam
Pench River
Nagpur
Ujjani (Bhima) Dam
Bhima River
Solapur
Warna Dam
Warna River
Sangli Dist
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
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
Tamil Nadu
Aliyar Dam
Aliyar River
Pollachi (Coimbatore Dist)
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 Dist)
Vaigai Dam
Vaigai River
Periyakulam (Theni Dist)
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
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
West Bengal
Durgapur Barrage
Damodar River
Durgapur
Farakka Barrage
Ganges River
Murshidabad
Kangasabati Dam
Kangasabati, Kumari
Bankura
Panchet Dam
Damodar River
Panchet