List of Dams in India, Longest, Largest, Highest, State-wise Dams in India

List of Dams in India

India, land of rivers has a huge potential for construction of massive dams, owing to the geographical features. In north lies the Himalayan Mountains, in middle India lies the Plateaus, where as in the southern India have Western and Eastern Ghats along the ocean boundaries of the country. India has already constructed a huge number of several dams and water reservoirs, with approximately 4300 already-constructed large dams. Moreover, several projects are in the pipeline. Check the highest, longest oldest and other important dames along with reservoirs in the article below which help in various examinations like UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Bank Exams etc..

Dams in India

Check some of the important points about the dams. How dams are useful in the modern world for the society.

➤ Providing adequate water for domestic and city use,

➤ Water supply for irrigation purposes,

➤ Water is need for many industries,

➤ Hydroelectric power production,

➤ River navigation - it is the cheapest form of transportation.

➤ Dams Reservoirs are used for fishing and boating purpose, thus provide livelihood to many.

➤ They are useful to control the flow of river, helping in flood conditions.

Important Dams in India

Here you can check the list of some important dams in India. Here you get the information of Highest/ Largest, Longest and oldest dam in India.

Important Dams in India
Highest Dam in IndiaTehri Dam (Uttarakhand)Height: 260 meters Length: 575 meters River: Bhagirathi River Location: Uttarakhand Year of completion:2006 (1st phase)
Longest Dam in IndiaHirakud Dam (Odisha)Total Length: 25.79 km Length of Main Dam:4.8 km River: Mahanadi Location: Odisha Year of completion:1953
Oldest Dam in IndiaKallanai Dam(Tamil Nadu)River: Kaveri Location: Tamil Nadu Year of completion: 100 BC –100 AD

Major Dams in India

We have summarized some of the important dams in India which are important for the general knowledge of a learned India. Check the full list of important dams in the table below.

List of Major Dams in India
Name of DamState NameRiver Name
Nizam Sagar DamTelanganaManjira River
Somasila DamAndhra PradeshPennar River
Srisailam DamAndhra PradeshKrishna River
Singur damTelanganaManjira River
Ukai DamGujaratTapti River
Dharoi DamGujaratSabarmati River
Kadana damGujaratMahi River
Dantiwada DamGujaratBanas River
Pandoh DamHimachal PradeshBeas River
Bhakra Nangal DamHimachal Pradesh and Punjab BorderSutlej River
Nathpa Jhakri DamHimachal PradeshSatluj River
Chamera DamHimachal PradeshRavi River
Baglihar DamJammu and KashmirChenab River
Dumkhar Hydroelectric DamJammu and KashmirIndus River
Uri Hydroelectric DamJammu and KashmirJhelum River
Maithon DamJharkhandBarakar River
Chandil DamJharkhandSwarnarekha River
Panchet DamJharkhandDamodar River
Tunga Bhadra DamKarnatakaTungabhadra River
Linganamakki damKarnatakaSharavathi River
Kadra DamKarnatakaKalinadi River
Alamatti DamKarnatakaKrishna River
Supa DamKarnatakaKalinadi or Kali river
Krishna Raja Sagara DamKarnatakaKaveri River
Harangi DamKarnatakaHarangi River
Narayanpur DamKarnatakaKrishna River
Kodasalli DamKarnatakaKali River
Malampuzha DamKeralaMalampuzha River
Peechi DamKeralaManali River
Idukki DamKeralaPeriyar River
Kundala DamKeralaKundala Lake
Parambikulam DamKeralaParambikulam River
Walayar DamKeralaWalayar River
Mullaperiyar DamKeralaPeriyar River
Neyyar DamKeralaNeyyar River
Rajghat DamUttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh BorderBetwa River
Barna DamMadhya PradeshBarna River
Bargi DamMadhya PradeshNarmada River
Bansagar DamMadhya PradeshSone River
Gandhi Sagar DamMadhya PradeshChambal River
Yeldari DamMaharashtraPurna river
Ujani DamMaharashtraBhima River
Pawna DamMaharashtraMaval River
Mulshi DamMaharashtraMula River
Koyna DamMaharashtraKoyna River
Jayakwadi DamMaharashtraGodavari River
Bhatsa DamMaharashtraBhatsa river
Wilson DamMaharashtraPravara River
Tansa DamMaharashtraTansa river
Panshet DamMaharashtraAmbi River
Mula DamMaharashtraMula river
Kolkewadi DamMaharashtraVashishti River
Girna DamMaharashtraGirana river
Vaitarna DamMaharashtraVaitarna river
Radhanagari DamTelanganaBhogawati River
Lower Manair DamTelanganaManair River
Mid Manair DamTelanganaManair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal
Upper Manair DamTelanganaManair River and Kudlair River
Khadakwasla DamMaharashtraMutha River
Gangapur DamMaharashtraGodavari river
Jalaput DamAndhra Pradesh and Odisha BorderMachkund River
Indravati DamOdishaIndravati River
Hirakud DamOdishaMahanadi River
Vaigai DamTamil NaduVaigai River
Perunchani DamTamil NaduParalayar River
Mettur DamTamil NaduKaveri River
Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam / Rihand damUttar PradeshRihand River
Tehri DamUttarakhandBhagirathi River
Dhauli Ganga DamUttarakhandDhauli Ganga River

Reservoirs in India

Here we can see the Major reservoirs on the major river of India. It is also an important part of the general knowledge questions.

List of Major Reservoirs of India
ReservoirStateRiver
Dindi ReservoirTelanganaKrishna River
Lower Manair ReservoirTelanganaManair River
Tatipudi Reservoir ProjectAndhra PradeshGosthani River
Gandipalem ReservoirAndhra PradeshManneru River
Himayat Sagar ReservoirTelanganaOsman Sagar
Shriram Sagar ReservoirTelanganaGodavari River
Gobind Sagar ReservoirHimachal PradeshSutlej River
Maharana Pratap Sagar ReservoirHimachal PradeshPong Dam Lake
Ghataprabha ReservoirKarnatakaGhataprabha River
Hemavathi ReservoirKarnatakaHemavati River
Tawa ReservoirMadhya PradeshTawa River
Balimela ReservoirOdishaSileru River
Aliyar ReservoirTamil NaduAliyar River
Chittar ReservoirTamil NaduChittar River
Krishnagiri ReservoirTamil NaduThenpennai River
Manimuthar ReservoirTamil NaduTamirabarani River
Pechiparai ReservoirTamil NaduKodayar River
Shoolagiri Chinnar ReservoirTamil NaduChinnar River
Thunakadavu ReservoirTamil NaduThunacadavu River
Varattu Pallam ReservoirTamil NaduKaveri River
Vidur ReservoirTamil NaduSankaraparani River
Amaravathi ReservoirTamil NaduAmaravathi River
Gundar ReservoirTamil NaduBerijam Lake
Kullursandai ReservoirTamil NaduArjuna Nadi
Pambar ReservoirTamil NaduPambar River
Periyar ReservoirTamil NaduPeriyar River
Stanley ReservoirTamil NaduKaveri River
Uppar ReservoirTamil NaduUppar River
Vattamalaikarai Odai ReservoirTamil NaduOdai River
Willingdon ReservoirTamil NaduPeriya Odai River
Bhavanisagar ReservoirTamil NaduBhavani River
Kodaganar ReservoirTamil NaduKodagananar River
Manimukthanadhi ReservoirTamil NaduKrishna River
Parambikulam ReservoirTamil NaduParambikulam River
Sholayar ReservoirTamil NaduChalakkud River
Thirumurthi ReservoirTamil NaduParmabikulam and Aliyar River
Varadamanadhi ReservoirTamil NaduAliyar River
Vembakottai ReservoirTamil NaduVaippar River
Manjalar ReservoirTamil NaduManjalar River
Salal ProjectJammu and KashmirChenab River
Chutak Hydroelectric ProjectJammu and KashmirSuru River
Indirasagar ProjectMadhya PradeshNarmada River
Narmada Dam ProjectMadhya PradeshNarmada River
Rihand ProjectUttar PradeshRihand River and Son River

List of Dams in India- FAQs

Q 1. Which is the largest dam in India?

Ans. Tehri dam is the largest in India.

Q 2. Which is the longest dam in India?

Ans. Hirakund dam is the longest in India.

Q 3. Which is the oldest dam in India?

Ans. Kallanai Dam is the oldest in India.

Q 4. Bhakra Nangal Dam is on which river?

Ans. Bhakra Nangal Dam is on Setluj river.

Q 5. Where is the Rihand Dam?

Ans. Rihand Dam is in Uttar Pradesh.