Largest Dams in India | All You Need to Know About

Largest Dams in India | All You Need to Know About

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Check out the List of Largest Dams in India

Infrastructure in India is growing day by day as technology is expanding exponentially. In the same manner, there are many dams constructed in the last decade, but some became the largest dams in India. Also, some of them are the biggest ones in the world. Here I am sharing the list of top largest dams in India.

#1 Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand

Tehri Dam Largest Dams in India

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Overview of the Dam

  • Height of the Dam: 260 meters
  • Length of the Dam: 575 meters
  • Dam Type: Rock-fill and Earth
  • Capacity of Reservoir: 2,100,000 acre-ft
  • River Name: Bhagirathi
  • Installed Capacity of the Dam: 1000 MW

Tehri dam is located in the state Uttarakhand and considered as the highest dam of India and also holds the 8th position in the list of tallest dams all over the world.

#2 Bhakra Nangal Dam in Himachal Pradesh

Bhakra nangal dam Largest dam in India

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Overview of the Dam

  • Height of the Dam: 226 meters
  • Length of the Dam: 520 meters
  • Dam Type: Concrete Gravity
  • Capacity of Reservoir: 7,501,775 acre-ft
  • River Name: Sutlej
  • Installed Capacity of the Dam: 1325 MW

This dam is installed on the Sutlej River in the state Himachal Pradesh in India and consist the second largest reservoir in India named as “Gobind Sagar Lake”.

#3 Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat

Sardar Sarovar Dam Largest dams in India

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Overview of the Dam

  • Height of the Dam: 163 meters
  • Length of the Dam: 1210 meters
  • Dam Type: Gravity
  • Capacity of Reservoir: 7,701,775 acre-ft
  • River Name: Narmada
  • Installed Capacity of the Dam: 1450 MW

Sardar Sarovar Dam or we can say Narmada dam based in Gujarat is the largest dam on the Narmada river that provides benefits to 4 states of India including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

#4 Hirakud Dam in Orissa

hirakud dam largest dams in India

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Overview of the Dam

  • Height of the Dam: 60.96 meters
  • Length of the Dam: 25.8 km
  • Dam Type: Composite
  • Capacity of Reservoir: 4,779,965 acre-ft
  • River Name: Mahanadi
  • Installed Capacity of the Dam: 307.5 MW

This would be the biggest dam constructed on Mahanadi River and considered in the list of longest dams in the world with the length of around 26 km.

#5 Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in Andhra Pradesh

Nagarjuna Sagar dam largest dams in India

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Overview of the Dam

  • Height of the Dam: 124 meters
  • Length of the Dam: 1450 meters
  • Dam Type: Masonry
  • Capacity of Reservoir: 9,371,845 acre-ft
  • River Name: Krishna
  • Installed Capacity of the Dam: 816 MW

Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the largest dams in India and also holds the top position in the list of largest masonry dam in the world with the height of around 124 meters.

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