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Top Dams in India: A Comprehensive List for 2024

India's top dams are crucial for controlling floods and providing local population benefits by stopping water flow and creating reservoirs.

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Top Dams in India: In India, many dams play an important role in controlling floods. Dams are structures that are used to stop water flow and create a reservoir.  Dams help the local population in many ways.

In today’s post, we will provide the list of all Indian dams in 2024 as well as some necessary information related to all dams in India.

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The most important dams in India by 2024

Firstly, we are providing a list of important dams in India. Questions about these dams often appear in competitive examinations.

  • Tehri Dam (Uttarakhand) is the highest dam in India, with a height of 260.5 meters (it is on the Bhagirathi River).
  • The longest dam in India is the Hirakud Dam (Odisha), which measures 25.79 kilometers in length.
  • The oldest dam in India is the Kallanai Dam in Tamil Nadu. The dam was built on the Kaveri River between 100 BC and 100 AD.

A list of all dams in India (including those in each state)

rLocationYear of Completion
Ranganadi RiverRanganadi River2003
DibangDibangUnder construction

Dams in Chhattisgarh

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Dudhawa DamMahanadi1964
Gangrel DamMahanadi1979
Minimata Hasdeo BangoHasdeo1990
Kherkatta ReservoirMatholi River
Monga BarrageShivnath River2008
Murrum Silli DamSillari River1923
Sondur DamSondur River
Tandula DamTandula and Sukh nala1921

Dams in Bihar

Name of the DamRiverYear of CompletionPurpose
Ajay DamAjay1989Irrigation
Amrity Dam1965Irrigation
Badua DamBadua1965Irrigation
Barnar DamUnder ConstructionIrrigation
Baskund DamBaskund1984Irrigation
Belharna DamBelharna1987Irrigation
Bilasi DamBilasi2001Irrigation
Chandan DamChandan1968Irrigation
Durgawati DamDurgawatiUnder ConstructionIrrigation
Gaighat DamBagharaProposed
Jalkund DamJalkund1968Irrigation
Job DamJob1977Irrigation
Kailash Ghati DamKailash Ghati1980Irrigation
Khargpur Lake DamMan1876Irrigation
Kohira DamKohira1962Irrigation
Kolmahadeo DamKolmahadev(bhusari)1966Irrigation
Morwy DamMorwe1960Irrigation
Nagi DamNagi1958Irrigation
Nakti DamNakti1980Irrigation
Orhni DamOrni2000Irrigation
Phulwaria DamTilaiya1988Irrigation
Sindhwarni DamManUnder ConstructionIrrigation
Srikhandi DamSrikhandi1965Irrigation
Upper Kiul DamKiul2004Irrigation

Dams in Goa

Name of the DamRiverType of DamYear of Completion
AmthaneAmthane NalaEarth-fill1987
AnjunemGunuleni NalaEarth-fill & Gravity1989
MoisalEarth-fill1989
Chapoli DamEarth-fill2000
SalaulimSanguemEarth-fill2000

Dams in Gujarat

Name of the DamRiverType of DamYear of Completion
AjwaVishwamitri riverEarly 20th century
Dantiwada DamWest Banas – Anjana River1965
Hemil DamChaudhari River
Mitti DamMitti River1983
Ranghola DamRangholi RIver
Sardar Sarovar DamNarmadaGravity Dam17th September 2017
Sukhi DamSukhi RiverEmbankment, Earth fill1987
Ukai DamTapti1972

Dams in Haryana

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Hathni Kund BarrageYamuna River1999Yamunanagar district
Palla BarrageYamuna RiverFaridabad district
Masani barrageSahibi River1989Masani, Rewari District
Tajewala BarrageSahibi River1873Yamuna Nagar District
Anangpur DamAnangpur Stream9th century by king Anangpal TomarSurajkund, Faridabad
Kaushalya DamKaushalaya River2012Pinjore
Ottu BarrageGhaggar Rivers1896Ottu, Sirsa district
Pathrala BarrageSomb1876Yamunanagar district

Dams in Himachal Pradesh

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Bhakra DamSatluj RiverBilaspur1963
Kol DamSatluj River
Nathpa DamSatluj River
Kishau DamTons
Karcham DamBaspa River
Sangla DamBaspa River
Pandoh DamBeas River
Pong DamBeas River
Chamera DamRavi River

Dams in Jammu and Kashmir

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Salal DamChenab
Chutak Hydroelectric PlantSuru
Dul Hasti Hydroelectric PlantChenab
Kishanganga Hydroelectric PlantKishangangaCommissioning Awaited
Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric PlantIndus
Ratle Hydroelectric PlantChenabUnder Construction
Uri- II Dam

Tulbul Project

Jhelum River
Baglihar DamChenab

Dams in Jharkhand

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Getalsud DamSwarnarekha
Chandil DamSwarnarekha1978
Konar DamKonar
Maithon DamBarakar1957
PanchetDamodar
Tenughat DamDamodar
Tilaiya DamBarakar
Khandoli DamDamodar
Massanjore DamMayurkashi
Punasi DamAjay

Dams in Karnataka

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Almatti DamKrishnaBasavana Bagevadi taluk, Bijapur district1999
Basava Sagara DamKrishnaNarayanapur, Shorapur Taluk, Yadgir district1982
Bhadra DamBhadraLakkavalli, Tarikere taluk, Chikkamagaluru district1965
Tungabhadra Pull UP DamTungabhadraHammigi, Gadag district2010
Tungabhadra DamTungabhadraHospet, Bellary district1953
Krishna Raja Sagara DamKaveriMandya1931
Linganamakki DamSharavathiLinganamakki, Sagara Taluk, Shimoga district1964
Harangi ReservoirHarangi HudgurSomawarapete taluk, Kodagu district1982
Shanti SagaraHaridraChannagiri taluk, Davanagere district
Raja Lakhamagowda damGhataprabhaHidkal, Hukkeri taluk, Belgaum district1977
Renuka Sagara DamMalaprabhaNavilutheertha, Saundatti taluk, Belgaum district1972
Kadra DamKaliKarwar, Uttara Kannada district1997
Supa DamKaliJoida, Uttara Kannada district1987
Kanva ReservoirKanvaChannapatna, Ramanagara district1946
Kodasalli DamKaliJoida, Uttara Kannada district2000
Vani Vilasa SagaraVedavathiMarikanive, Hiriyur Taluk, Chitradurga district1907

Dams in Kerala

Name of the DamRiverLocation
Maahlampuzha DamBharathapuzha RiverPalakkad
Mangalam DamBharathapuzha RiverPalakkad
Meenkara DamBharathapuzha RiverPalakkad
Chulliar DamBharathapuzha RiverPalakkad
Pothundi DamBharathapuzha RiverPalakkad
Walayar DamBharathapuzha RiverPalakkad
Siruvani DamSiruvani RiverPalakkad
Kanjirapuzha DamBharathapuzha RiverPalakkad
ParambikulamChalakkudy RiverPalakkad
Thunakkadavu DamChalakkudy RiverPalakkad
Peruvaaripallam DamChalakkudy RiverPalakkad
Sholayar DamChalakkudy RiverThrissur
Peringalkuthu DamKallada RiverThrissur
Thenmala DamKaramana RiverKollam
Aruvikkara DamKaruvanoor RiverThiruvananthapuram
Peechi DamKeecheri RiverThrissur
Vazhani DamKuttiady RiverThrissur
Kuttiady DamNeyyar RiverKozhikode
Neyyar DamPamba RiverThiruvananthapuram
Pamba DamPamba RiverPathanamthitta
KakkiPamba RiverPathanamthitta
Idukki DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Ponmudi DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Anayirankal DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Kundala DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Mattupatti DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Sengulam DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Neriamangalam DamPeriyar RiverErnakulam
Bhoothathankettu DamPeriyar RiverErnakulam
Periyar LakePeriyar RiverIdukki
Pazhassi DamValapattanam RiverKannur
Peppara DamKaramana RiverThiruvananthapuram
Malankara DamThodupuzha RiverIdukki
Chimmony DamKurumali RiverThrissur
Banasura Sagar DamKabini RiverWayanad
Karapuzha DamKarapuzha RiverWayanad
Mullaperiyar DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Cheruthoni DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Kulamavu DamPeriyar RiverIdukki
Erattayar DamErattayar LakeIdukki
Kakkayam DamKuttiyadi RiverKozhikode
Asurankund DamChelakkara RiverThrissur

Dams in Madhya Pradesh

Name of the DamRiverType of Dam
Bansagar DamSon
Bargi DamNarmada River
IndirasagarNarmada River
Omkareshwar DamNarmada RiverGravity
Barna DamBarna River
Bhadbhada DamKaliasote river
Bheemgarh DamWainganga
kutni Dam, khwajaKutni river
kutni Dam, Madhya PradeshKutni river
Gandhi Sagar DamChambal
Halali DamHalali River
Kolar DamKolar River
Rajghat DamBetwa
Tawa ReservoirTawa
Tigra DamSank
Kerwa Dam
Madikheda DamSindh River
Harshi DamParvati River
Machagora DamPench River

Dams in Manipur

Name of the DamRiver
Khuga DamKhuga River
Tipaimukh DamBarak River

Dams in Maharashtra

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
DhamapurMalvanSindhudurg1530
PowaiMithiMumbai1799
ViharViharMumbai1860
EkrukhAdelaSolapur1871
ShirsufallocalPune, Baramati1879
TulshiTulshiMumbai1879
KhadakwaslaMuthaPune, Khadakwasala1880
AshtiAshtiSolapur, Mohol1883
MhaswadManSatara, Man1887
TansaTansaMumbai1892
ShetfalShetfal NallaPune, Indrapur1901
KhairbandhaFattepurGondia1903
PatharilocalSolapur, Barshi1905
ChankapurGirnaKalwan1911
RamtekSurRamtek1913
ChandpurChandpurTumsar1915
WalwanIndrayaniPune, Lonavala1916
DarnaDarnaNashik, Igatpuri1917
BodalkasaBhagdeogoliTiroda1918
AsolamendhalocalShindewali1920
ShirvataIndrayaniPune, Lonavala1922
ThokarwadiIndrayaniPune, Maval1923
ChorkhamaraSasandaTiroda1923
GhorazariGorazariNagbhir1923
BhandardaraParavaraAhmednagar1926
BhatgharVelvandiPune, Bhor1927
MulshiMulaPune, Mulashi1927
MasMasKhamgaon1932
GhanewadiKundilkaJalna1935
VisapurHangaSrigonda1936

Dams in Mizoram

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Serlui B DamSerlui
Tuirial DamTuirial Dam

Dams in Odisha

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Balimela ReservoirSileru
Hirakud DamMahanadi1957
Jalaput DamSileru
Mandira DamSankh
Patora DamJonk
Rengali DamBrahmani
Indravati DamIndravati
Salia DamSalia River
Sunei DamSono River
Kala DamKala River

Dams in Rajasthan

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Jawahar Sagar DamChambal
Gandhi Sagar DamChambal
Kota BarrageChambal
Rana Pratap Sagar damChambal
Chavli DamChavli2006
Mahi Bajaj Sagar DamMahi
Jakham DamJakham
Kalisindh DamKalisindh
Bisalpur DamBanas
Meja DamKothari

Dams in Sikkim

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Ranjit DamRanjit

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Dams in Tamil Nadu

Name of the DamRiverLocationYear of Completion
Aathupalayam DamNoyyal1992 (closed 1995 due to pollution)
Aliyar ReservoirNoyyal1969
Amaravathi DamNoyyal1957
Bhavanisagar ReservoirBhavani1955
Gomukhinadhi ReservoirBhavani1965
Kodiveri DamBhavani17th Century
Mettur DamKaveri1934
Kallanai Anaicut (Built by British)Kaveri19th century
Kallanai Dam (Built by Chola)Kaveri2nd century AD
Nallathangal DamKaveri2007
Orathuppalayam DamNoyyal1992
Pechiparai ReservoirNoyyal1906
Perunchani ReservoirNoyyal1952
Puzhal ReservoirNoyyal1876
Sathanur ReservoirNoyyal1958
Solaiyar Kerala DamNoyyal1965
Vaigai DamVaigai1959
Vaigai ReservoirVaigai1959
Manimuthar Dam & Karaiyar Dam(Papanasam Reservoir)Thamirabarani1957

Dams in Telangana

Name of the DamRiverYear of Completion
Godavari RiverSriram Sagar Project1977
Godavari RiverSingur Dam1989
Godavari RiverNizam Sagar1931
Godavari RiverYellampalli
Godavari RiverLower Manair Dam1985
Godavari RiverMid Manair Dam2017
Godavari RiverUpper Manair Dam1985
Godavari RiverMedigadda Barrage
Godavari RiverAnnaram Barrage
Godavari RiverSundilla Barrage
Godavari RiverKadam Reservoir1958
Godavari RiverSri Komaram Bheem Project2011
Godavari RiverDummugudem Lift Irrigation Scheme
Godavari RiverVattivagu Reservoir
Godavari RiverPranahita Chevella
Godavari RiverIcchampally Project
Godavari RiverSwarna Reservoir
Godavari RiverSathnala Dam
Godavari RiverNawabpet Reservoir
Godavari RiverTapaspalli Reservoir
Godavari RiverPocharam Dam Reservoir
Godavari RiverManjeera Reservoir
Godavari RiverDevadula project
Godavari RiverPakhala Reservoir
Godavari RiverPalakurthy Reservoir
Godavari RiverKinnerasani Reservoir
Godavari RiverKanthapally Barrage
Godavari RiverAlisagar Reservoir1931
Godavari RiverAlisagar Lift Irrigation Scheme2002
Godavari RiverLower Penganga River Irrigation Project1997
Godavari RiverLendi Dam
Godavari RiverSadarmat
Godavari RiverPedavagu
Godavari RiverNeelwai
Godavari RiverRalevagu
Godavari RiverGollavagu
Godavari RiverSuddavagu
Godavari RiverChelmelavagu Project (NTR Sagar)
Godavari RiverPP Rao Project
Krishna RiverNagarjuna Sagar Dam1967
Krishna RiverNagarjuna Sagar tail pond
Krishna RiverSrisailam Dam1984
Krishna RiverSrisailam tail pond
Krishna RiverJurala Project1995
Krishna RiverPulichinthala Project
Krishna RiverLower Jurala HEP
Krishna RiverRajolibanda Dam
Krishna RiverDindi Reservoir
Krishna RiverOsman Sagar Reservoir
Krishna RiverHimayath Sagar
Krishna RiverMusi Reservoir
Krishna RiverKoilsagar

Dams in Uttarakhand

Name of the DamRiverType of DamYear of Completion
Ichari DamTons
Koteshwar DamBhagirathiGravity2011
Maneri DamBhagirathiGravity
Tapovan Vishnugad DamDhauligangaRun of the riverUnder Construction
Tehri DamBhagirathiEmbankment Earth and Rock fill2006
Ramganga DamRamgangaEmbankment Earth and Rock fill1974
Vishnuprayag DamAlaknandaRun of the River2006

Dams in West Bengal

Name of the DamRiver
Durgapur BarrageDamodar River
Farakka BarrageGanges River
Panchet DamDamodar River
Maithon DamBarakar River
Mukutmanipur DamKangsabati River
Teesta BarrageTeesta River
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