Largest Dams in India
After Independence Day, we have good progress in Construction reservoirs and Dams in India. Now India has become one of the world most creative dam Builders. in the region of 4300 large dames already constructed & many more pipelines are almost half of above the 20 years old. The Dams comes under the governance of the ministry of water resources in India. Here you can also get information on Irrigation Projects & Dams On Godavari River in AP & TS.
Tehri Dam (Uttaranchal )
Tehri Dam is Situated in Bhagirathi River, Uttaranchal is also known as Uttarakhand. This Dam is world largest dam in Indian Country, with a height of 261 meters and 8 tallest dams in World. This water is used for the irrigation and municipal water supply is also used for generation of Power of 1,000 MW of Hydroelectric city.
Reservoir Volume – 2, 100,000 Acre
River Name – Bhagirathi River
Place – Uttarakhand
Installed Volume – 1000 MW
The height of the Dam – 260 meters
Length of the Dam – 575 meters
Type – Earth and rock-fill
Bhakra Nangal Dam (Himachal Pradesh state)
It is a Gravity dam around Sutlej river in Himachal Pradesh state. India’s biggest dam is Bchakra Nangal. The dam Height is 225 meter, It is the 2nd largest dam in Asia. Bhakra Nangal Dam is called as a “Gobind Sagar Lake “. It is a 2nd largest reservoir in India.
Reservoir Volume – 75, 01, 775 Acre
River Name – Sutlej River
Place – Punjab & Himachal Pradesh
Installed Volume – 1325 MW
The height of the Dam – 226 meters
Length of the Dam – 520 meters
Type – Concrete gravity
Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat State)
Sardar Sarovar Dam is also called as a “Narmada Dam” is the largest dam to be constructed, the height is 163 meters, In Gujarat State over the Sacred Narmada river. This dam water is used to produce the Electricity up to 200MW.
Reservoir Volume – 7, 701,775 Acre
River Name – Narmada River
Place – Gujarat State
Installed Volume – 1,450 MW
The height of the Dam – 163 meters
Length of the Dam – 1, 210 meters
Type – Gravity Dam
Hirakud Dam (Orissa state)
Hirakud Dam is Constructed around “Mahanadi River “ in Orissa state. This Dam, length is 26 kilometers it is the longest dam in World. There is 2 Observation tower on dam they are “Gandhi Minar” & “Nehru Minar”. This water used for the Power generation.
Reservoir Volume – 4, 779,965 Acre
River Name – Mahanadi River
Place – Orissa State
Installed Capacity – 307.5 MW
The height of the Dam – 60.96 meters
Dam Length – 25.8 km
Type – The Composite Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam ( Andhra Pradesh State)
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam huge “Masonry-dam” in World with 124 meters of height constructed around the “Krishna River” in AP State. This water reserved around 1.6 km long with 26 gates. Nagarjuna Sagar has a symbol of India architectural & technology triumphs across nature.
The height of the Dam – 124 meters
Dam Length – 1, 450 meters
Type – Masonry-Dam
Reservoir volume – 9, 371,845 acre·feets
River Name – Krishna
Place – Andhra Pradesh State
Installed capacity– 816 MW