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Dams in India – State Wise List PDF

List of Important dams in India: A basic overview on the dams located in all the states of India. Information such as dam constructed across river, location, water holding capacity etc. are provided in this article.

Important Dams in India

Important Dams in India List: All the important dams in India with state wise provided here for SSC, UPSC NDA WBCS and other Public Service Commission examinations.

Important Dams in Andhra Pradesh

# Srisailam Dam

River: Srisailam Dam is constructed across the Krishna River

Location: Srisailam Dam is located at Kurnool ‎district of Andhra Pradesh.

Built in: Srisailam Dam is created in year 1981.

Spillway capacity: 38370 cumecs

Water holding capacity: 178.74 Tmcft

Height: 145.10 m

Purpose: Hydroelectric, Irrigation & Water supply

# Kalyani Dam

River: Kalyani Dam is build across the Swarnamukhi River.

Location: Kalyani Dam river is located at Tirupati (Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh)

Built in: Kalyani Dam was built in the year 1977.

Water Holding Capacity: 25 million cubic meters

# Veligallu Dam

River: Veligallu Dam is construcyed across the Papagni River.

Location: Veligallu Dam is located at Galiveedu (kadappa Dist of Andhra Pradesh).

Built in: Veligallu Dam is constructed in 2002.

Water Holding Capacity: 4.64 Tmcft

Purpose: Drinking Water

# Somasila Dam

River: Somasila Dam is built across the Penna River.

Location: Somasila Dam is located at Nellore district.

Opening date‎: ‎Somasila Dam is for the first time in 1989.

Water Holding Capacity: 75 tmcft.

Height: 128 ft

Purpose: Irrigation & Water supply

# Kandaleru Dam

River: Kandaleru Damis constructed across the Kandaleru River.

Location: Kandaleru Dam is located at Rapur Mandal in Nellore District.

Built in: Kandaleru Dam is built in 2017.

Water Holding Capacity: 5.12 tmcft

Purpose: Drinking water to Chennai city


List of Important Dams in Arunachal Pradesh

# Subansiri Dam

River: Subansiri Dam is constructed across the Subansiri River.

Location: Subansiri Dam is located at Lower Subansiri district.

Built in: Subansiri Dam is built in 2008.

Water Holding Capacity: 3,000 million cubic feet

Spillway capacity: 37,600 m3/s

Purpose: Hydro Power project

# Ranganadi Dam

River: Ranganadi River is built across the Ranganadi River.

Location: Ranganadi River is located at Lower Subansiri district.

Built in: Ranganadi River is built in 2001.

Water Holding Capacity: 523,500,000 m3

Height: 68 m

Purpose: Hydro-Electric Project


List of Important Dams in Bihar

# Nagi Dam

River: Nagi Dam is constructed across the Nagi River.

Location: Nagi Dam is located at Jamui District of Bihar

Built in: Nagi Dam is built in 2014.

Height: 113.5

Purpose: Irrigation

# Durgawati Dam

River: Durgawati Dam is constructed across the Durgawati River.

Location: Durgawati Dam is located at Bhabhua (Kaimur District)

Built in: Durgawati Dam is built in 2014.

# Chandan Dam

River: Chandan Dam is built across the Chandan River.

Location: Chandan Dam is located at Banka District.


List of Important Dams in Chhattisgarh

# Kutaghat Dam

River: Kutaghat Dam is constructed across the Kharang River.

Location: Kutaghat Dam is located at Bilaspur District.

Built in: Kutaghat Dam is built in 1926.

# Gangrel Dam

River: Gangrel Dam is constructed across Mahanadi River

Location: Gangrel Dam is located at Dhamtari Dist

Built in: Gangrel Dam is built in 1979

Water Holding Capacity: 1,776,000 m3

Spillway capacity: 17,230 m3/s

# Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Dam

River: Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Dam is constructed across Hasdeo River

Location: Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Dam is located across Korba District.

Constructed in: Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Dam is built in 1962.

Water Holding Capacity: 3,045 million m3

# Dudhawa Dam

River: Dudhawa Dam is constructed across the Mahanadi River.

Location: Dudhawa Dam is located at Dhamtari District.

Opening date: Dudhawa Dam is built in the year 1963-64.


List of Important Dams in Gujarat

# Sardar Sarovar Dam

River: Sardar Sarovar Dam is constructed across the Narmada River

Location: Sardar Sarovar Dam is located at Navagam, Tapi district

Opening Date: Sardar Sarovar Dam is opened on 17 September 2017

Water Holding Capacity: 5.8 km3

Spillway capacity: 84,949 m3/s

# Ukai Dam

River: Ukai Dam is constructed across the Tapti River

Location: Ukai Dam is located at Surat district and Tapi district

Built in: Ukai Dam is built in 1971

Water Holding Capacity: 7,414 m3

Spillway capacity: 46,269 m3/s

# Dantiwada Dam

River: Dantiwada Dam is constructed across the Banas River

Location: Dantiwada Dam is located at Banaskantha district

Opening date: Dantiwada Dam was opened for the first time in 1965.

Water Holding Capacity: 464 Mm3

Spillway capacity: 7504 m3/s

# Kamleshwar Dam

River: Kamleshwar Dam is constructed across the Hiran River

Location: Kamleshwar Dam is located at Junagadh district

Opening date: Kamleshwar Dam is opened for the first time in 1959

Water Holding Capacity: 447,000 m3

# Kandana Dam

River: Kandana Dam is constructed across the Mahi River

Location: Kandana Dam is located at Mahisagar district

Opening date: Kandana Dam was opened for the first time in 1989

Water Holding Capacity: 1,203,000,000 m3


List of Important Dams in Punjab

# Bhakra Nangal Dam

River: Bhakra Nangal Dam is constructed across the Sutlej River

Location: Bhakra Nangal Dam is situated at Rupnagar.

Opening date: Bhakra Nangal Dam was opened for the first time in 1963

Water Holding Capacity: 9.340 km3

# Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam

River: Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam was constructed across the Ravi River

Location: Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam is located at Gurdaspur

Built in: Ranjit Sagar (Thein) Dam was built in 2001

Water Holding Capacity: 3,280,000,000 m3

Spillway capacity: 24,600 m3/s


List of Important in Himachal Pradesh

# Chamera Dam

River: Chamera Dam was constructed across the Ravi River

Location: Chamera Dam is located at Chamba district

Built in: Chamera Dam is built in 2010

Water Holding Capacity: 110 MCN

# Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam

River: Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam was constructed across the Beas River

Location: Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam is located at Kangra district

Built in: Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam was built in 1975

Water Holding Capacity: 8,570 million cubic metres

# Pandoh Dam

River: Pandoh Dam is constructed across the Beas River

Location: Pandoh Dam is located at Mandi district

Opening date: Pandoh Dam was opened for the first time in 1977

Water Holding Capacity: 1,580,000 m3

Spillway capacity: 9,940 m3/s


List of Important Dams in Jammu & Kashmir

# Uri Dam

River: Uri Dam is constructed across the Jhelum River

Location: Uri Dam is located at Baramulla district

Built in: Uri Dam is built for the first time in 1989

# Shahpurkandi Dam

River: Shahpurkandi Dam is constructed across the Ravi River

Location: Shahpurkandi Dam is located at Pathankot district

Built in: Shahpurkandi Dam was built for the first time in 2014

# Baglihar Dam

River: Baglihar Dam is constructed across the Chenab River

Location: Baglihar Dam is located at Ramban district

Opening date:  Baglihar Dam was opened for the first time in 2008

Water Holding Capacity: 32,560,000 m3

Spillway capacity: 16,500 m3/s


List of Important Dams in Jharkhand

# Panchet Dam

River: Panchet Dam is constructed acrosss the Damodar River

Location: Panchet Dam is located at Dhanbad district

Built in:  Panchet Dam is established in 1959

Water Holding Capacity: 1498 million m3

Spillway capacity: 17850 m³/s

# Konar Dam

River: Konar Dam is constructed across the Konar River

Location: Konar Dam is located at Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand

Built in: Konar Dam was built in 1955

# Tenughat Dam

River: Tenughat Dam is constructed across the Damodar River

Location: Tenughat Dam is located at Bokaro district

Built in: Tenughat Dam was built in 1974

Water Holding Capacity: 6,300 AC feet


List of Important dams in Karnataka

# Linganamakki Dam

River: Linganamakki Dam is constructed across the Sharavathi

Location: Linganamakki Dam is located at Shimoga district

Built in: Linganamakki Dam is built in 1964

Water Holding Capacity:  4.4 km3

# Supa Dam

River: Supa Dam is built across The Kali River

Location: Supa Dam is located at Uttara Kannada district

Built in: Supa Dam was constructed in 1987

Water Holding Capacity: 4.20 km3

# Tungabhadra Dam

River: Tungabhadra Dam is built across the Tungabhadra River

Location: Tungabhadra Dam is located at Ballari district

Built in: Tungabhadra Dam was constructed in the year 1953

Water Holding Capacity: 3.7  km3

# Almatti Dam

River: Almatti Dam is constructed across the Krishna River.

Location: Almatti Dam is located at Bijapur district

Built in: Almatti Dam was constructed in the year 1999

Water Holding Capacity: 3.5 km3

# Bhadra Dam

River: Bhadra Dam is constructed across the Bhadra river

Location: Bhadra Dam is located at Chikkamagaluru district

Built in: Bhadra Dam was built in 1965

Water Holding Capacity: 2 km3

# Raja Lakhamagowda dam

River: Raja Lakhamagowda dam is built across the Ghataprabha river

Location: Raja Lakhamagowda dam is located at Belgaum district

Built in: Raja Lakhamagowda dam was constructed in 1977

Water Holding Capacity: 1.5 km3


List of Important Dams in Kerala

# Chimmony Dam

River: Chimmony Dam was constructed across the Kurumali River

Location:  Chimmony Dam is located at Thrissur district

Built in: Chimmony Dam was built in the year 1996

# Idukki Dam

River: Idukki Dam was built across the Periyar River

Location: Idukki Dam is located at Idukki district

Built in: Idukki Dam was constructed in 1973

Water Holding Capacity: 1450×106 m3

# Thenmala Dam

River: Kallada dam was constructed across the Kallada River

Location: Kallada River is located in Kollam city

Built in: Kallada River was built in 1986

Water Holding Capacity: 507 ×106 m3

# Malampuzha Dam

River: Malampuzha Dam was constructed across the Bharathapuzha River

Location: Malampuzha Dam is located at Palakkad city

Built in:  Malampuzha Dam was built in the year 1955

Water Holding Capacity: 225 Mm3

# Kakki Dam

River: Kakki dam was built across the Pamba River

Location: Kakki dam is located at Pathanamthitta district

Built in: this dam was built in 1966

Water Holding Capacity: 0.4 km3


List of Important Dams in Madhya Pradesh

# Bansagar Dam

River: Bansagar Dam was constructed across the Son

Location: Bansagar Dam is located at the Shahdol district

Built in: Bansagar Dam was built in the year 2006

Water Holding Capacity: 5.4 km3

# Bargi Dam

River: Bargi Dam was constructed across the Narmada River

Location: Bargi Dam is located at the Jabalpur District

Built in: Bargi Dam was built in 1988

# Indirasagar Dam

River: Indirasagar Dam was created across the Narmada River

Location: Indirasagar Dam is located at the Khandwa district

Built in: Indirasagar Dam was built in 2005

Water Holding Capacity: 9.5 KM3

# Gandhi Sagar Dam

River: Gandhi Sagar Dam was constructed across the river Chambal

Location: Gandhi Sagar Dam is located at Mandsaur District,

Built in: Gandhi Sagar Dam is built in 1960

Water Holding Capacity: 7.31 KM3

# Omkareshwar Dam

River: Omkareshwar Dam is constructed across the Narmada River

Location: Omkareshwar Dam is located at Khandwa district,

Built in: Omkareshwar Dam was created in 2007

Water Holding Capacity: 27,877 m3

# Kolar Dam

River: Kolar Dam is constructed across the Kolar river

Location: Kolar Dam is located at Nagpur district

Built in: Kolar Dam was built in 1984

Water Holding Capacity: 1,085 km3

# Barna Dam

River: Barna Dam is constructed across the Barna River

Location: Barna Dam is located at Raisen district

Built in: Barna Dam was built in 1978

Water Holding Capacity: 0.5 km3


List of Important Dams in Maharastra

# Hetwane Dam

River: Hetwane Dam is constructed across the river Bhogeshwari

Location: Hetwane Dam is located at Raigad district

Built in: Hetwane Dam was built in 2000

Water Holding Capacity: 137,620 km3

# Jayakwadi Dam

River: Jayakwadi Dam is constructed across the Godavari river

Location: Jayakwadi Dam is located at Aurangabad and Jalna district

Built in: Jayakwadi Dam was built in 1976

Water Holding Capacity: 3 km3

# Gose Khurd Dam

River: Gose Khurd Dam was constructed across the river Wainganga

Location: Gose Khurd Dam is located at Bhandara District

Built in: Gose Khurd Dam was built in 1984

Water Holding Capacity: 750×106 m3

# Bhatsa Dam

River: Bhatsa Dam is constructed across the Bhatsa river

Location: Bhatsa Dam is located at Thane district

Built in: Bhatsa Dam was built in 1983

Water Holding Capacity: 9.40 km3

# Mahamadwadi Dam

River: Mahamadwadi Dam was constructed across the Gad river

Location: Mahamadwadi Dam is located at Sindhudurg district

Built in: Mahamadwadi Dam was built in 2012

Water Holding Capacity: 9 km3

# Veer Baaji Pasalkar Dam or Varasgaon Dam

River: Veer Baaji Pasalka dam is constructed across Mosi river

Location: Veer Baaji Pasalka dam is located at Pune city

Built in: Veer Baaji Pasalka was built in 1976


List of Important Dams in Odisha

# Hirakud Dam

River: Hirakud Dam is constructed across the Mahanadi River

Location: Hirakud Dam is located at Sambalpur city

Built in: Hirakud Dam was built in 1957

Water Holding Capacity: 5.8 km3

# Rengali Dam

River: Rengali Dam is constructed across the Brahmani River

Location: Rengali Dam is located at Angul district

Built in: Rengali Dam was built in 1975

Water Holding Capacity: 4,400 million m3

# Balimela Reservoir

River: Balimela Reservoir is constructed across the Sileru River

Location: Balimela Reservoir is located at Malkangiri district

Built in: Balimela Reservoir was built in 1988

Water Holding Capacity: 2.66 km3

# Jalaput Dam

River: Jalaput Dam is constructed across the Machkund River

Location: Jalaput Dam is located at Visakhapatnam District

Built in: Jalaput Dam was built in 2000

Water Holding Capacity: 1 km3


List of Important Dams in Rajasthan

# Gandhi Sagar Dam

River: Gandhi Sagar Dam is constructed across the Chambal River

Location: Gandhi Sagar Dam is located at Neemuch districts

Built in: Gandhi Sagar Dam was built in 1960

Water Holding Capacity: 7.3 km3

# Rana Pratap Sagar Dam

River: Rana Pratap Sagar Dam is constructed across the Chambal River

Location: Rana Pratap Sagar Dam is located at Chittorgarh District,

Built in: Rana Pratap Sagar Dam was built in 1970

Water Holding Capacity: 1.56 km3

# Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam

River: Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam is constructed across the Mahi River

Location: Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam is located at Banswara district

Built in: Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam was built in 1983

Water Holding Capacity: 2.05 km3

# Bisalpur Dam

River: Bisalpur Dam is constructed across the Banas River

Location: Bisalpur Dam is located at Tonk district

Built in: Bisalpur Dam was built in 1999

Water Holding Capacity: 1.05 km3


List of Important Dams in Tamil Nadu

# Mettur Dam

River: Mettur Dam is constructed across the Kaveri river.

Location: Mettur Dam is located at Salem District

Built in: Mettur Dam was built in 1934

Water Holding Capacity: 2.65 km3

# Bhavanisagar dam

River: Bhavanisagar dam is constructed across the Bhavani river

Location: Bhavanisagar dam is located at Erode distric

Built in: Bhavanisagar dam was built in 1955

Water Holding Capacity: 0.9 km3

# Vaigai Dam

River: Vaigai Dam is constructed across the Vaigai River

Location: Vaigai Dam is located at Theni district

Built in: Vaigai Dam was built in 1959

Water Holding Capacity: 0.17 km3


List of Important Dams in Telangana

# Sriram Sagar Project

River: Sriram Sagar Project is built across the river Godavari

Location: Sriram Sagar Project is located at Nizamabad district

Built in: Sriram Sagar Project was built in 1977

Water Holding Capacity: 3.2 km3

# Singur Dam

River: Singur Dam is constructed across the Manjira river

Location: Singur Dam is located at Sangareddy distric

Built in: Singur Dam was built in 1998

Water Holding Capacity: 2.5 km3

# Sripada Yellampalli project

River: Sripada Yellampalli project is created across the Godavari River

Location: Sripada Yellampalli project is located at Peddapalli district

Built in: Sripada Yellampalli project was created in 2016

Water Holding Capacity: 0.58 km3

# Lower Manair Dam

River: Lower Manair Dam is constructed across the Manair River

Location: Lower Manair Dam is located at Karimnagar District,

Built in: Lower Manair Dam was built in 1985

Water Holding Capacity: 0.7 km3

# Mid Manair Dam

River: Mid Manair Dam is constructed across the Manair Rive

Location: Mid Manair Dam is located at Rajanna Sircilla district,

Built in: Mid Manair Dam was built in 2005

Water Holding Capacity: 0.73 km3


List of Important Dams in Uttarakhand

# Lakhwar Dam

River: Lakhwar Dam is constructed across the Yamuna river

Location: Lakhwar Dam is located at Dehradun district

Built in: Lakhwar Dam was built in 1987

Water Holding Capacity: 0.69 km3

# Tehri Dam

River: Tehri Dam is constructed across the Bhagirathi River

Location: Tehri Dam is located at Tehri Garhwal District

Built in: Tehri Dam was built in 2006

Water Holding Capacity: 4 km3

# Koteshwar Dam

River: Koteshwar Dam is constructed across the Bhagirathi River

Location: Koteshwar Dam is located at Tehri District

Built in: Koteshwar Dam was built in 2011

Water Holding Capacity: 88,800,000 m3


List of Important Dams in Uttar Pradesh

# Rihand Dam

River: Rihand Dam is constructed across the Rihand River

Location: Rihand Dam is located at Sonbhadra District

Built in: Rihand Dam was built in 1962

Water Holding Capacity: 10.5 billion cubic metres

# Matatila Dam

River: Matatila Dam is constructed across the Betwa River

Location: Matatila Dam is located at district Lalitpur

Built in: Matatila Dam was built in 1958

# Dhanraul Dam

River: Dhanraul Dam is constructed across the river Ghagha

Location: Dhanraul Dam is located at Sonbhadra district

Built in: Dhanraul Dam was built in 1917


List of Important Dams in West Bengal

# Durgapur Barrage

River: Durgapur Barrage is constructed across the Damodar Rive

Location: Durgapur Barrage is located at Bankura district & Paschim Bardhaman district

Built in: Durgapur Barrage was built in 1955

# Farakka Barrage

River: Farakka Barrage is constructed across the Ganges Rive

Location: Farakka Barrage is located at Murshidabad district

Built in: Farakka Barrage was built in 1972

# Panchet Dam

River: Panchet Dam is constructed across the Damodar River

Location: Panchet Dam is located at Purulia and Dhanbad district

Built in: Panchet Dam was built in 1959

Water Holding Capacity: 1497.5 million m3

# Mukutmanipur Dam

River: Mukutmanipur Dam is constructed across the Kangsabati River

Location: Mukutmanipur Dam is located at Bankura district

Built in: Mukutmanipur Dam was built in 1956


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