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List of Important Dams with their River and State of India

A dam is a barrier that stops the flow of water and results in the creation of a reservoir. Dams are mainly built in order to produce electricity by using water. This form of electricity is known as hydroelectricity. The major dams in India have helped the inhabitants in many ways.

Here is a highlight on the major dams in India.  

Dam

River

State

Rajghat Dam

Betwa River

Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Border

Rihand Project

Rihand River and Son River

Uttar Pradesh

Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam also Rihand dam

Rihand River

Uttar Pradesh

Somasila Dam

Pennar River

Andahra Pradesh

Somasila Dam

Pennar River

Andhra Pradesh

Srisailam Dam

Krishna River

Andhra Pradesh

Jalaput Dam

Machkund River

Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Border

Tatipudi Reservoir Project

Gosthani River

Andhra Pradesh

Gandipalem Reservoir

Manneru River

Andhra Pradesh

Ukai Dam

Tapti River

Gujarat

Dharoi Dam

Sabarmati River

Gujarat

Kadana dam

Mahi River

Gujarat

Dantiwada Dam

Banas River

Gujarat

Pandoh Dam

Beas River

Himachal Pradesh

Bhakra Nangal Dam

Sutlej River

Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Border

Nathpa Jhakri Dam

Satluj River

Himachal Pradesh

Chamera Dam

Ravi River

Himachal Pradesh

Baglihar Dam

Chenab River

Jammu and Kashmir

Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam

Indus River

Jammu and Kashmir

Uri Hydroelectric Dam

Jhelum River

Jammu and Kashmir

Maithon Dam

Barakar River

Jharkhand

Chandil Dam

Swarnarekha River

Jharkhand

Panchet Dam

Damodar River

Jharkhand

Tunga Bhadra Dam

Tungabhadra River

Karnataka

Linganamakki dam

Sharavathi River

Karnataka

Kadra Dam

Kalinadi River

Karnataka

Alamatti Dam

Krishna River

Karnataka

Supa Dam

Kalinadi or Kali river

Karnataka

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam

Kaveri River

Karnataka

Harangi Dam

Harangi River

Karnataka

Narayanpur Dam

Krishna River

Karnataka

Kodasalli Dam

Kali River

Karnataka

Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha River

Kerala

Peechi Dam

Manali River

Kerala

Idukki Dam

Periyar River

Kerala

Kundala Dam

Kundala Lake

Kerala

Parambikulam Dam

Parambikulam River

Kerala

Walayar Dam

Walayar River

Kerala

Mullaperiyar Dam

Periyar River

Kerala

Neyyar Dam

Neyyar River

Kerala

Barna Dam

Barna River

Madhya Pradesh

Bargi Dam

Narmada River

Madhya Pradesh

Bansagar Dam

Sone River

Madhya Pradesh

Gandhi Sagar Dam

Chambal River

Madhya Pradesh

Yeldari Dam

Purna river

Maharashtra

Ujani Dam

Bhima River

Maharashtra

Pawna Dam

Maval River

Maharashtra

Mulshi Dam

Mula River

Maharashtra

Koyna Dam

Koyna River

Maharashtra

Jayakwadi Dam

Godavari River

Maharashtra

Bhatsa Dam

Bhatsa river

Maharashtra

Wilson Dam

Pravara River

Maharashtra

Tansa Dam

Tansa river

Maharashtra

Panshet Dam

Ambi River

Maharashtra

Mula Dam

Mula river

Maharashtra

Kolkewadi Dam

Vashishti River

Maharashtra

Girna Dam

Girana river

Maharashtra

Vaitarna Dam

Vaitarna river

Maharashtra

Khadakwasla Dam

Mutha River

Maharashtra

Gangapur Dam

Godavari river

Maharashtra

Indravati Dam

Indravati River

Odisha

Hirakud Dam

Mahanadi River

Odisha

Vaigai Dam

Vaigai River

Tamil Nadu

Perunchani Dam

Paralayar River

Tamil Nadu

Mettur Dam

Kaveri River

Tamil Nadu

Nizam Sagar Dam

Manjira River

Telangana

Singur dam

Manjira River

Telangana

Radhanagari Dam

Bhogawati River

Telangana

Lower Manair Dam

Manair River

Telangana

Mid Manair Dam

Manair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal

Telangana

Upper Manair Dam

Manair River and Kudlair River

Telangana

Tehri Dam

Bhagirathi River

Uttarakhand

Dhauli Ganga Dam

Dhauli Ganga River

Uttarakhand