List of Important Dams In India (Longest, Oldest, Highest)

Dams In India

India has already constructed 5,202 large dams according to the Central Water Commission (CWC). Here we are providing the Most Important Dams situated in India.

Check the highest, longest, oldest and other important dames in the article below which help in various upcoming competitive exams.

One of the most important topics that are asked in the General Awareness section is the knowledge about Dams.

Dams related question regularly asked in many govt. exams such as Railway, Bank, SSC, UPSSSC, BPSC, NDA/NA, CDS, State police etc.

List Of Most Important Dams In India

Longest Dam in India Hirakud 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 India Kallanai Dam(Tamil Nadu) River: Kaveri
Location: Tamil Nadu
Year of Completion: 100 BC –100 AD
Highest Dam in India / Dam in India Tehri Dam(Uttarakhand) Height: 260.5 meters
Length: 575 meters
River: Bhagirathi River
Location: Uttarakhand
Year of completion:2006 (1st phase)

List Of Major Dams In India

S/No Name of Dam State River
1 Nizam Sagar Dam Telangana Manjira River
2 Somasila Dam Andhra Pradesh Pennar River
3 Srisailam Dam Andhra Pradesh Krishna River
4 Singur dam Telangana Manjira River
5 Ukai Dam Gujarat Tapti River
6 Dharoi Dam Gujarat Sabarmati River
7 Kadana dam Gujarat Mahi River
8 Dantiwada Dam Gujarat Banas River
9 Pandoh Dam Himachal Pradesh Beas River
10 Bhakra Nangal Dam Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Border Sutlej River
11 Nathpa Jhakri Dam Himachal Pradesh Satluj River
12 Chamera Dam Himachal Pradesh Ravi River
13 Baglihar Dam Jammu and Kashmir Chenab River
14 Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam Jammu and Kashmir Indus River
15 Uri Hydroelectric Dam Jammu and Kashmir Jhelum River
16 Maithon Dam Jharkhand Barakar River
17 Chandil Dam Jharkhand Swarnarekha River
18 Panchet Dam Jharkhand Damodar River
19 Tunga Bhadra Dam Karnataka Tungabhadra River
20 Linganamakki dam Karnataka Sharavathi River
21 Kadra Dam Karnataka Kalinadi River
22 Alamatti Dam Karnataka Krishna River
23 Supa Dam Karnataka Kalinadi or Kali river
24 Krishna Raja Sagara Dam Karnataka Kaveri River
25 Harangi Dam Karnataka Harangi River
26 Narayanpur Dam Karnataka Krishna River
27 Kodasalli Dam Karnataka Kali River
28 Malampuzha Dam Kerala Malampuzha River
29 Peechi Dam Kerala Manali River
30 Idukki Dam Kerala Periyar River
31 Kundala Dam Kerala Kundala Lake
32 Parambikulam Dam Kerala Parambikulam River
33 Walayar Dam Kerala Walayar River
34 Mullaperiyar Dam Kerala Periyar River
35 Neyyar Dam Kerala Neyyar River
36 Rajghat Dam Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Border Betwa River
37 Barna Dam Madhya Pradesh Barna River
38 Bargi Dam Madhya Pradesh Narmada River
39 Bansagar Dam Madhya Pradesh Sone River
40 Gandhi Sagar Dam Madhya Pradesh Chambal River
41 Yeldari Dam Maharashtra Purna river
42 Ujani Dam Maharashtra Bhima River
43 Pawna Dam Maharashtra Maval River
44 Mulshi Dam Maharashtra Mula River
45 Koyna Dam Maharashtra Koyna River
46 Jayakwadi Dam Maharashtra Godavari River
47 Bhatsa Dam Maharashtra Bhatsa river
48 Wilson Dam Maharashtra Pravara River
49 Tansa Dam Maharashtra Tansa river
50 Panshet Dam Maharashtra Ambi River
51 Mula Dam Maharashtra Mula river
52 Kolkewadi Dam Maharashtra Vashishti River
53 Girna Dam Maharashtra Girana river
54 Vaitarna Dam Maharashtra Vaitarna river
55 Radhanagari Dam Telangana Bhogawati River
56 Lower Manair Dam Telangana Manair River
57 Mid Manair Dam Telangana Manair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal
58 Upper Manair Dam Telangana Manair River and Kudlair River
59 Khadakwasla Dam Maharashtra Mutha River
60 Gangapur Dam Maharashtra Godavari river
61 Jalaput Dam Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Border Machkund River
62 Indravati Dam Odisha Indravati River
63 Hirakud Dam Odisha Mahanadi River
64 Vaigai Dam Tamil Nadu Vaigai River
65 Perunchani Dam Tamil Nadu Paralayar River
66 Mettur Dam Tamil Nadu Kaveri River
67 Rihand dam Uttar Pradesh Rihand River
68 Tehri Dam Uttarakhand Bhagirathi River
69 Dhauli Ganga Dam Uttarakhand Dhauli Ganga River

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