Top 5 Largest Dams in India

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.

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Tehri Dam

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.

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Bhakra Nangal Dam

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.

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Sardar Sarovar Dam

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.

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Hirakud Dam

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.

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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

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

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