Important dams in India for Railways & SSC Exams 2022

By PARUL RISHI|Updated : June 6th, 2022

General Awareness is one of the scoring sections of the SSC & Railways exams where candidates with the right knowledge and strategy can easily score 40/50 in this section. The General Awareness section consists of Current Awareness, Static GK and miscellaneous. The level of this section is increasing with every exam. The candidates must have good knowledge of static topics. Through this article, we will be sharing the list of important dams in India.

Important dams in India

Dam

  • A dam is a barrier constructed to store water, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity and Irrigation etc.
  • Dams are classified according to structure, intended purpose etc.
    (a) By Structure- Arch dam, Gravity dam, Embankment dams etc.
    (b) By Purpose- Irrigation purpose, Power generation, Multipurpose etc.

Damodar Valley Corporation

  • Government organization which operates several power stations in the Damodar River
  • States- Jharkhand, West Bengal
  • Four Dams are constructed under this which are-
    (1) Panchet dam (Jharkhand) on Damodar river
    (2) Maithon dam (Jharkhand) on Barak river
    (3) Tilaiya dam (Jharkhand) on Barak river
    (4) Konar dam (Jharkhand) on the Konar river

Some Facts about dams

  • Longest dam in India- The hirakund dam (Orissa)
  • Highest dam in India- The Tehri dam (Uttarakhand)
  • Highest straight gravity Dam in India- Bhakra dam
  • First dam of India- Kallanai Dam (Grand Anicut) on river Kaveri (Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu)

Important Dams in India

State

Dam

River

Andhra Pradesh

   

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

 Krishna (shared by both Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)

Srisailam Dam

 Krishna (shared by both Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)

Polavaram Dam

Godavari

Somasila Dam

Penna

Jalaput Dam

Godavari 

Arunachal Pradesh

Ranganadi Dam

Ranganadi River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River

Bihar

 

Nagi Dam

Nagi

Belharna Dam

Belharna

Badua Dam

Badua 

Chandan Dam

Chandan 

Ajay Dam

Ajay

Durgawato Dam

Durgawati

Kohira Dam

Kohira

Chhattisgarh

 

Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango Dam

Hasdeo

Dudhawa Dam

Mahanadi

Gangrel Dam

Mahanadi

Gujarat

      

Ukai Dam

Tapti

Kadana Dam

Mahi

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Narmada

Karjan Dam

Karjan

Mitti Dam

Mitti

Aji Dam

Aji

Sukhi Dam

Sukhi

Sipu Dam

Sipu

Ranghola Dam

Rangholi

Himachal Pradesh

    

Pong Dam

Beas

Bhakra Dam

Satluj

Kol Dam

Satluj

Chamera Dam

Ravi

Nathpa Jhakri (Sjvnl) Dam

Satluj

Jammu and Kashmir

     

Baglihar Dam

Chenab

Salal Dam

Chenab

Uri Dam

Jhelum

Nimoo Bazgo Dam

Indus

Kishenganga Dam

KISHANGANGA

Jharkhand

    

Panchet Dam

Damodar

Getalsud

Swarnarekha

Chandil

Swarnarekha

Maithon Dam

Barakar

Tenughat Dam

Damodar

Konar Dam

Konar

North Koel

North Koel

Karnataka

         

Krishnarajasagar Dam

Cauvery

Basava Sagar Dam (Narayanpur Dam)

Krishna

Hemavathy Dam

Hemavathy

Linganamakki Dam

Sharavathi

Kabini Dam

Kabini

Tungabhadra Dam

Tungabhadra

Hidkal Dam

Ghataprabha

Almatti Dam

Krishna

Bhadra Dam

Bhadra

Supa dam

Kalinadi

Kandra Dam

Kali

Lakhya Dam

Lakhya hole

Kerala

    

Cheruthoni Dam

Cheruthoni

Malampuzha Dam

Bharathapuzha 

Manglam Dam

Bharathapuzha 

Meenkara Dam

Bharathapuzha 

Kakki Dam

Kakki

Mullaperiyar Dam

Periyar

Idukki Dam

Periyar

Kulamavu Dam

Kilivillithode

Thenmala Dam

Kallada 

Madhya Pradesh

    

Ban Sagar Dam

Son

Gandhi Sagar Dam

Chambal

Bargi Dam

Narmada

Indira Sagar Dam

Narmada

Omkareshwar Dam

Narmada

Tawa Dam

Tawa

Maharashtra

     

Bhatsa Dam

Bhatsa and chorna

Koyna Dam

Koyna

Warna Dam

Varna

Ujjani Dam

Bhima

Aruna Dam

Aruna

Upper Wardha Dam

Wardha

Ekrukh Dam

Adela

Khadwasla Dam

Mutha

Tansa Dam

Tansa

Chankapur

Girna

Odisha

       

Hirakud Dam

Mahanadi

Indravati Dam

Indravati

Kapur Dam

Kapur

Podagada Dam

Podagada

Rengali Dam

Brahmani

Upper Kolab Dam

Kapur

Haladia Dam

Haladia

Lower Indra Dam

Indra

Punjab

Ranjit Sagar Dam

Ravi

Rajasthan

     

Bisalpur Dam

Banas

Jawahar Sagar Dam

Chambal

Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam

Mahi

Rana Pratap Sagar Dam

Chambal

Jaswant Sagar Dam

Luni

Jakham Main Dam

Jakham (Mahi)

Sikkim

Rangit III Dam

Ranjit

Tamilnadu

   

Bhavani Dam

Bhavani

Mettur Dam

Kaveri

Sholaiyar Dam

Sholaiyar

Pillur Dam

Bhavani

Telangana

     

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

Krishna (shared by both Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)

Srisailam Dam

Krishna (shared by both Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)

Nizam Sagar Dam

Manjira

Musi Dam

Musi

Singur Dam

Manjira

Sri Rama Sagar (Pochampadu Project)

Godavari

Uttarakhand

    

Jamrani Dam

Gola

Ichari Dam

Tons

Lakhwar Dam

Yamuna

Koteshwar

Bhagirathi

Ramganga Dam

Ramganga

Tehri Dam

Bhagirathi

Vishnuprayag Dam

Alakhnanda

Uttar Pradesh

Rihand Dam

Rihand

West Bengal

Kangsabati Kumari Dam

Kasai

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Some other Important Dams are as follows:

Amthane Dam - Amthane Nala River (Goa)

Chapoli Dam - Gunuleni Nala River (Goa)

Hathni Kund Barrage- Yamuna River (Haryana)

Tejwala Barrage - Sahiba River (Haryana)

Khuga Dam - Khuga River (Manipur)

Serlui Dam- Serlui Dam (Mizoram)

Tuirial Dam - Soani (Mizoram)

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