10 Largest Power Generating Hydroelectric Dams in India

 India ranks third in the world after China, USA and Russia in terms of number of dams. The country has about 4710 completed large dams. With the ever increasing population and the consequent increasing demand for water for various uses, it has become necessary not only to construct new dams but also rehabilitate and maintain existing ones. The dams provide storages to tide over the temporal and spatial variation in rainfall for meeting the year round requirements of drinking water supply, irrigation, hydropower and industries in the country which lead to development of the national economy. Biggest Dams in India have helped immensely in attaining self-sufficiency in food grain production besides flood control and drought mitigation.

At a time when the hydropower sector has taken a beating in India, power major NTPC is planning to set up the country’s biggest hydel project in Arunchal Pradesh.  The hydro power project at Siang will alone generate between 10,000 to 12,000 MW when completed, making it the largest hydroelectric dam in South Asia. And 27,000 MW when collaborated with other power companies.

Below are the 10 Largest Hydroelectric Dams in India in terms of Power Generation.

1.) The Tehri Dam – is the highest dam in India and tenth tallest dam in the world.  It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India.  The dam is a 260.5 metres (855 ft) high rock and earth-fill embankment dam. Its length is 575 metres. Tehri Hydro Power Complex (2400 MW), comprises the following components:

The Tehri Dam
Tehri Dam
  1. Tehri Dam & Hydro Power Plant (1000 MW)
  2. Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project (400 MW)
  3. Tehri Pumped Storage Plant (PSP) (1000 MW) (Total capacity   2400 MW)

2.) The Koyna Hydroelectric Dam – is the second largest hydroelectric power plant of India. The total Installed capacity of the project is 1,960 MW. The project consists of 4 stages of power generation. All the generators are located in the underground Powerhouses excavated deep inside the surrounding mountains of the Western Ghats. A dam foot powerhouse also contributes to the electricity generation.

Koyna Hydroelectric Project

1st stage              4 x 70 MW = 280 MW
2nd stage            4 x 80 MW = 320 MW
Dam foot             2 x 20 MW = 40 MW
3rd stage             4 x 80 MW = 320 MW
4th stage             4 x 250 MW = 1,000 MW
Total capacity   1,960 MW

3.) The Srisailam Dam – is a dam constructed across the Krishna River at Srisailam in the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India and is the 3rd largest capacity hydroelectric project in the country with 1,670 MW generation of electricity.


Turbines  left              6 × 150MW reversible Francis-type
Turbines  Right          7 × 110MW Francis type
Total capacity          1,670 MW

4.) The Nathpa Jhakri Dam – is a concrete gravity dam on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh, India. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and it supplies a 1,500 MW underground power station with water.

Nathpa Jhakri Dam
Nathpa Jhakri Dam

Turbines                              6 × 250 MW Francis-type
Total capacity                 1,500 MW

5.) The Sardar Sarovar Dam – is a gravity dam on the Narmada River near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley Project, a large hydraulic engineering project involving the construction of a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Narmada River.

Sardar Sarovar Dam
Sardar Sarovar Dam

Turbines:                            6 x 200 MW Francis pump-turbine
Canal:                                   5 x 50 MW Kaplan-type
Total  capacity               1,450 MW

6.) The Bhakra-Nangal Dam – is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River, and is in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh  in India. Its reservoir, known as the “Gobind Sagar”, stores up to 9.34 billion cubic metres of water, making it the  second largest reservoir in India, enough to drain the whole of Chandigarh, parts of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi.

The Bhakra-Nagal Dam
Bhakra-Nagal Dam

Turbines                  5 x 108 MW, 5 x 157 MW Francis-type
Total capacity    1325 MW

7.) The Indirasagar Dam – is a multipurpose project of Madhya Pradesh on the Narmada River at Narmadanagar in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh in India. The reservoir of 12,200,000,000 m3 was created. It withholds the largest reservoir in India, in terms of storage of water. Indira Sagar Project is a multipurpose Project with an installed capacity of 1,000 MW.

The Indirasagar Dam

Turbines                 8 Units of 125 MW each
Total capacity    1000 MW

8.) Nagarjuna Sagar Dam – is a masonry dam on the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar in the border of Guntur and Nalgonda districts of Andhra Pradesh State, India. The construction duration of the dam was between the years of 1955 and 1967.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

Turbines                 1 x 110 MW Francis turbines,
Turbines                 7 x 100.8 MW reversible Francis
Total capacity    816 MW

9.) The Idukki Dam – located in Kerala, India, is a 168.91 m (554 ft) tall arch dam. The dam stands with a beautiful view between the two mountains – Kuravanmala and Kurathimala. It was constructed and is owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. It supports a 780 MW hydroelectric power station in Moolamattom.


Turbines                           6 x 130 MW Pelton-type
Total capacity              780 MW

10.) Hirakud Dam – is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 km from Sambalpur in the state of Odisha in India. Behind the dam extends a lake, Hirakud Reservoir, 55 km long. It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects started after India’s independence.

Hirakud Dam
Hirakud Dam

Turbines                 Power House I (Burla): 3 x 37.5 MW, 2 x 24 MW Kaplan-type
Power House II (Chiplima): 3 x 24 MW
Total capacity    307.5 MW

Below is the list of Other Major Dams in India (Statewise).

Dams in Andhra Pradesh State
Donkarayi Dam
Dowleswaram Barrage o the Godavari River in the East Godavari district
Gandipalem Reservoir
Gundlakamma Reservoir
Kandaleru Dam
Mylavaram Dam on Penneru river in Kadapa Dist
Penna Reservoir on the Penna River in Nellore Dist
Polavaram Project on Godavari River
Pothireddypadu Reservoir near kund
Prakasham Barrage on the Krishna River in Vijayawada
Pulichintala on the river Krishna in [guntur district]
Siluru Dam lower
Siluru Dam upper
Tatipudi Reservoir
Telugu Ganga
Srisailam dam on krishna river

Dams in Chhattisgarh State
Dudhawa Dam
Gangrel Dam
Kherkatta Reservoir
Kharkhara Dam
KhutaGhat Dam
Mongra Barrage
Murrum Silli Dam
Rabo Dam
Sikasar Dam
Sondur Dam
Tandula Dam

Dams in Gujarat State
Ajwa in Vadodara District
Bhadar II on the Bandi River in Rajkot District
Bhadar on the Bhadar River in Rajkot District
Damanganga Dam on the Dmanganga River in Valsad District
Dantiwada Dam on Banas River in Banaskantha district
Dharoi Dam on the Sabarmati River near Dharoi, Mehsana District
Kadana Dam on the Mahi River in Panchmahal District
Kakrapar Dam near Surat on the Tapi River
Mitti Dam on the Mitti River, Abdasa Taluka, Kutch District
Panam Dam on the Panam River in Panchmahal District
Ranghola dam on Rangholi River in Bhavnagar
Sardar Sarovar Dam or Narmada Dam on the Narmada River
Shyama Dam
Sukhi Dam on Sukhi River
Ukai Dam near Surat on Tapi River
Vasana Barrage on Sabarmati River near Ahmedabad
Wanakbori Dam in Balasinor
bhogawa in wadhwan

Dams in Himachal Pradesh State
Arjuna Dam on Ravi River in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh
Baira siul on Ravi River near Chamba
Bhakra Nangal Dam on Satluj River near the border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
Karcham Damin the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh
Kaushalya Dam
Kishau Dam on Tons River
Kuppa Barrage in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh
Maharana Partap Sagar also known as Pong Dam on Beas River in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh
Nathpa Dam on Sutlej River in the Kinnaur and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh
Pandoh Dam on Beas River in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh

Dams in Jammu and Kashmir State
salal Dam on the Chenab River in the southern Doda district
Bursar Dam on Marusudar River in Doda District
Chutak Hydroelectric Plant on Suru River in Kargil District
Domkhar Hydroelectric Dam Project on Indus on Khalsi-Batalik road, Leh District
Dulhasti Hydroelectric Project on the Chenab River in the Kishtwar district
Kirthai Dam on Chenab River
Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant, under construction, on the Kishanganga River
Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Plant on Sindhu River at village Alchi, Leh District
Pakal Dul Dam on Chenab River
Ratle Hydroelectric Plant on Chenab River in Drabshala village of Kishtwar District
Salal Hydroelectric Power Station on the Chenab River
Sawalkot Dam on Chenab River
Uri Dam – I & II on the Jhelum River near Uri in the Baramula district

Dams in Jharkhand State
Canada Dam/Masanjore Dam on Mayurakshi River
Chandil Dam on Swarnarekha River near Chandil
Dhurwa Dam on Swarnarekha River at Ranchi
Garga dam on Garga river
Getalsud Dam on Swarnarekha River at Ranchi
Konar Dam on Konar River
Maithon Dam on Barakar River at Dhanbad
Palna Dam on Swarnarekha River near Chandil
Panchet on Damodar River
Patratu Dam/Nalkari Dam on Nalkari River
Patratu Dam near Ranchi
Siktiya Barrage on Ajay River
Tenughat Dam on Damodar River
Thein Dam on Vyas River
Tilaiya Dam on Barakar River

Dams in Karnataka State
Almatti Dam across Krishna River
Basava Sagara Dam Lingsugur
Bennethora Reservoir, near Harsur, Gulbarga district
Bhadra Dam across Bhadra River
Chakra Dam on the Chakra river
Chikahole Dam, Chamarajnagar
Daroji Reservoir, near Hospet, Bellary district
Devarabelekere Reservoir, Davanagere district
Dhup Reservoir across Ghataprabha, Gokak
Gajanuru Dam across Tunga River
Garura Dam Krishna River
Gayathri Reservoir
Gayathri reservoir, Hiriyur taluk, Chitradurga Dist
Gersoppa dam /Sharawathi tailrace
Harangi Reservoir Kushalnagar, Kodagu Dist
Hemavathi Reservoir (Gorur Dam), Hassan Dist
Hidkal Jalashaya (Dam) across Ghataprabha
Iglooru Dam across shimsha river, Mandya Dist
Kabini Reservoir Beechanahalli, H.D Kote, Mysore Dist
Kadra Dam, Uttara Kannada district
Kanva Reservoir
Karanja Reservoir, Halikhed, Bidar District
Kempu Hole Dam
KRS dam
Kodasalli Dam
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam on Kaveri River
Lakkavali Dam across Bhadra river
Linganamakki Dam on Sharavathi River
Manchinabeli Dam
Mani Reservoir, near Thirthahalli, Shimoga district
Marconhalli Dam, Kunigal, Tumkur Dist
Nagara Reservoir, near Nagara, Shimoga district
Narayanpur Dam downstream of Almatti Dam
Naviltheertha Dam across Malaprabha
Nugu Dam, Beerwal, H.D.Kote, Mysore Dist
Renuka Sagara Reservoir, Saundatti, Belgaum district
Savehaklu Reservoir, near Thirthahalli, Shimoga district
Shanti Sagara or Sulekere Reservoir, Chinnagiri, Davanagere district
Shirur Dam, near Ankalgi, Belgaum district
Supa Dam across Kali River, Ganeshgudi near Dandeli and Joida
Suvarnawathi Dam, Chamarajnagar
Talakalale Balancing Reservoir, near Sagara, Shimoga district
Taraka Reservoir, H.D.Kote, Mysore Dist
Thippagondanahalli Reservoir
Thumbe Dam across Nethravathi river
Tungabhadra Dam
Vani Vilasa Sagara, (Marikanive), Hiriyur, Chitradurga Dist
Vatehole Dam,Alur taluk, Hassan Dist
Yagachi Dam on the Yagachi River, Belur Taluka, Hassan District

Dams in Kerala State
Aanayirangal Dam in Idukki District
Anathodu and Kakki Dam
Banasura Sagar Dam on Kabini River in the Wayanad District
Cheruthoni Dam on periyar river in idukki district
Chimmony Dam in Thrissur District
Chulliyar Dam Palakkad District
Idamalayar Dam on Idamalayar River in Ernakulam District
Idukki arch dam on the Periyar River in Idukki District
Kakkayam Dam in Kozhikode District
Kallarkutty Dam on Muthirappuzha River
Kanjirapuzha Dam in Palakkad District
Karapuzha Dam in Wayanad District
Kochu Pamba Dam on Pamba River in Idukki District
Kulamavu Dam on periyar river in idukki district
Kundala dam in Munnar in Idukki District
Malampuzha Dam in Palakkad District
Malankara Dam
Mangalam Dam in Palakkad District
Mattupetty Dam in Idukki District
Meenkara Dam on the Palakkad District
Mullaperiyar Dam on the Periyar River in Idukki District
Neyyar Dam on Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram District
Parambikulam Dam on the Parambikulam River in Palakkad District
Pazhassi Dam on Iritty River in the Kannur District
Peechi Dam in Thrissur District
Peppara Dam in Thiruvananthapuram District
Peringalkuthu Dam in Thrissur District
Peruvannamoozhi Dam on Kuttiyadi River in Kozhikode District
Ponmudi Dam on Panniar River
Pothundi Dam in Palakkad District
Sholayar Dam in Thrissur District
Siruvani dam in Palakkad District
Thenmala dam on Kalladayar in Kollam District
Thunakkadavu Dam on the Palakkad District
Vazhani Dam in Thrissur District
Walayar Dam in Palakkad District

Dams in Madhya Pradesh State
Bansagar Dam on Son River in Shahdol District
Bargi Dam on Narmada River in Jabalpur District
Barna Dam
Bhadbhada Dam in Bhopal
Bheemgarh Dam on Wainganga River in Seoni
Gandhi Sagar Dam on Chambal River in Mandsaur District
Govindgarh in Rewa
Halali Dam
Harshi Dam
Indirasagar on Narmada River in Khandwa District
Kerwa Dam
Kolar Dam
Madikheda Dam on Sindh River in Shivpuri District
Maheshwar Dam on Narmada River in Khargone District
Marwari Dam in Singraulli
Omkareshwar Dam on Narmada River
Peshari Dam
Rajghat Dam on Betwa River in Ashoknagar District
Tawa Reservoir on Tawa River in Hoshangabad District
Tigra Dam on Sank River in Gwalior District
Tippa Jhariya Dam

Dams in Manipur State
Tipaimukh Dam on the Barak River

Dams in Maharashtra State
Main article: Dams in Maharashtra
Akkalpada Dam – River Panjra (Dhule) – [in progress]
Alwani Dam – River Vaitarana, Igatpuri, Nashik
Andhra Dam – River Andhra, Pune
Arunavati Dam, Yavatmal
Barvi Dam, Badlapur, Thane District
Bembla Dam, Bembla River, Yavatmal
Bham Dam – River Tapi, Dharni
Bhama Askhed Dam, Pune
Bhatghar Dam – River Nira, Bhor, Pune
Bhatsa Dam – River Bhatsa, Shahapur, Thane
Chaskaman – River Bhima, Near Rajgurunagar Pune
Dhom Dam – River Krishna, Wai, Satara
Dimbhe Dam – River Ghod, Pune
Dudhganga Dam- River Dudhganga, Kalammawadi, Kolhapur
Gangapur Dam, Nashik
Ghod Dan – River Ghod, Pune
Ghokhi Dam, Yavatmal
Girna Dam – River Girna
Girna Dam, Kalamdari, Nandgaon, Nasik
Gosekhurd Dam,on Wainganga river in Bhandara dist
Hatnur Dam – River Tapi, Jalgaon
Isapur Dam – River Painganga
Jamada Earthen Dam – River Girana
Jayakwadi Dam – River Godavari, Paithan, Aurnagabad
Kalmodi Dam – River Arala, Khed, Pune
Kanher Dam – Venna River, Satara
Karanjwan Dam
Khadakwasla Dam – River Mutha, Pune
Kolkewadi Dam
Koyna Dam – River Koyna, Satara
Lower Pus Dam – River Pus, Dongargaon, Yavatmal
Majalgaon Dam – River Sindphana, Majalgaon
Manikdoh Dam – River Kukadi, Junnar, Pune
Manjara Dam – River Manjara, Latur
Morbe Dam, Dhavari River, Khalapur
Mula Dam – River Mula, Rahuri, Ahmednagar
Mulshi Dam – River Mula, Pune
Nandur Madhmeshwar Dam
Navergaon Dam,Yavatmal
Ner Dam, Pusegaon, Satara
Nira Devdhar Dam – River Nira, Bhor, Pune
NRC Dam – River Ulhas, Kalyan
Ozarkhed Dam, Nashik
Panshet Dam – River Ambi, Velhe, Pune
Pavana Dam – River Pavana, Pune
Pravara Dam – River Godavari
Radhanagari Dam – River Bhogavati, Radhanagari, Kolhapur
Saikheda Dam
Siddheshwar Dam – River Purna, Parbhani
Talamba Dam – River Karli, Kudal, Sindhudurga
Tansa Dam
Temghar Dam – River Mutha, Pune
Tillari Dam – River Tillari, Sawantwadi, Sindhudurga
Totaladoh Dam – River Pench, Nagpur
Tulashi Dam,Tulashi River Kolhapur
Tulashi Dam,Tulashi River Kolhapur
Ujani Dam – River Bhima, Tembhurni, Solapur
Upper Painganga-Isapur, Yavatmal
Upper Pus, Vasant Sagar, Pus Liver, Yavatmal
Upper Vaitarna Dam – River Vaitarana, Igatpuri, Nashik
Upper Wardha Dam – River Wardha, Amravati
Urmodi Dam – River Urmodi, Satara
Varana Dam – River Varana, Sangli
Varasgaon Dam – River Mose, Pune
Veer Dam – River Nira, Shirval, Satara
Vishnupuri Dam – Godavari River, Nanded
Waghadi Dam-Waghadi River, Yavatmal
Waghur Dam – River Waghur, Jalgaon
Wilson/Bhandardara Dam – River Pravara, Bhandardara, Nashik
Yedgaon Dam – River Kukadi
Yeldari Dam – River Purna, Parbhani

Umiam Lake

Serlui B Dam
Tuirial Dam

Balimela Reservoir
Hadgarh Dam
Hirakud Dam on Mahanadi River near Sambalpur
Indravati Dam on Indravati River in kalahandi district
Jalaput Dam on Sileru River near Jaypore, Korapuot District
Kala Dam Mayurbhanj
Mandira Dam
Patora Dam
Rengali Dam on Brahmani River
Salia dam on Kharkhari River in Ganjam District
Satkosia (Angul)
Sunei Dam Mayurbhanj

Dams in Punjab State
Ranjit Sagar Dam On Ravi River In The Pathankot district

Dams in Rajasthan State
Isarda Dam
Gambhiri Dam on Gambhiri River at Aranoda village, Tehsil-Nimbahera, Dist. Chittorgarh
Jawahar Sagar Dam
Jawai Dam
Kot (Sikar) Dam
Kota Barrage
Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam on Mahi River
Meja Dam on Kothari river in Bhilwara District
Morel Dam on Morel River
Parvati Dam Project on Parvati River at aangai village, Tehsil -Baseri, Dist. Dholpur
Rana Pratap Sagar dam on Chambal River
Sukali dam on Sukali river at Selvada
Upper Kodra Dam and Lower Kodra Dam, Mount Abu
Jakham Dam on Jakham river at Pratapgarh

Dams in Sikkim State
Rangit Dam
Teesta V Dam

Dams in Tamil Nadu State
Aathupalayam Dam
Aliyar Reservoir, Pollachi taluk, Coimbatore district
Amaravathi Reservoir, Udumalaipettai taluk in Tirupur district
Anaikuttam Reservoir
Anainaduvu Reservoir
Bhavanisagar Reservoir on Bhavani River in Erode district
Chittar Reservoir in Kanyakumari District
Chittar Reservoir-1 in Kanyakumari District
Golwarpatti Reservoir
Gomukhinadhi Reservoir
Kallanai Anaicut
Gundar Reservoir in Tirunelveli District
Gunderippalam Reservoir
Kadana Dam in Tirunelveli district
Kallanai Dam
Karaiyar Upper Dam in Tirunelveli District
Kariakoil Reservoir
Karupppanadhi Reservoir
Kelavarapalli Reservoir
Kesarigulihalla Reservoir
Kodaganar Reservoir
Kodiveri Dam
Kovilar Reservoir
Krishnagiri Reservoir
Kullursandai Reservoir
Kutharaiyar Reservoir
Lower Nirar Reservoir
Manimukthanadhi Reservoir
Manimuthar Reservoir
Manjalar Reservoir
Marudhanadhi Reservoir
Mekarai Adaivinainor Dam In Sengotai Thirunelvelli
Mettur Dam on Kaveri River in Salem district
Nagavathi Reservoir
Nallathangal Dam
Noyyal Oarathuppalayam, Kangayam taluk in Tirupur district
Orathupalayam dam
Pachchayaru Reservoir in Tirunelveli District
Palar Porandalar Reservoir
Pambar Reservoir in Tirunelveli District
Papanasam Lower Dam in Tirunelveli District
Parappalar Reservoir
Pechiparai Reservoir in Kanyakunari District
Periyar Reservoir (Pilavukkal Project)
Perumpallam Reservoir
Perunchani Reservoir in Kanyakumari District
Ponnaniar Reservoir
Puzhal Reservoir in Chennai
Ramanadhi Reservoir in Tirunelveli District
Sathanur Reservoir
Servalar Dam in Tirunelveli District
Sholayar Reservoir in Coimbatore district
Siddhamalli Reservoir
Soolagiri chinnar Reservoir
Thambalahalli Reservoir
Thirumurthi Reservoir
Thoppaiyar Reservoir
Thunakadavu Reservoir
Uppar Reservoir
Upper Nirar Wier
Vaigai Dam in Theni district
Vaigai Reservoir in Madurai district
Vaniyar Reservoir
Varadamanadhi Reservoir
Varattupallam Reservoir
Vattamalaikarai Odai Reservoir
Vembakottai Reservoir
Vidur Reservoir
Willingdon Reservoir

Dams in Telangana State
Bramham Sagar
Dindi Reservoir
Himayath Sagar, reservoir in Hyderabad
Icchampally Project on the river Godavari and an inter state project Telangana, Maharastra, Chattisghad
Jeri Dam
Jurala on the Krishna River in Mahbubnagar district
Lower Manair Dam on the canal of Sriram Sagar Project (SRSP) in Karimnagar district
Koil Sagar, (a Dam in Mahbubnagar district)
Musi Reservoir
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam on the Krishna River in the Nalgonda district
Nizam Sagar Reservoir on the Manjira River in the Nizamabad district
Osman Sagar Reservoir on the Musi River in Hyderabad
Pranahita Chevella on the river Godavari in Adilabad District
Rajolibanda Dam
Ramagundam Dam on the river Godavari in Karimnagar District
Singur Dam
Sriram Sagar Reservoir on the Godavari River between Adilabad and Nizamabad districts

Dams in Uttar Pradesh State
Adawa Dam
Chittaurgarh Dam
Govind Sagar Dam on Shahzad River
Jamni Dam on Jamni River
Jirgo reservoir on Jirgo river
Lav Khush Barrage on Ganges river
Matatila Dam on Betwa River
Meja Dam
Musa Kahand on Karmnasa river
Parichha Dam on Betwa River
Rajghat Dam
Renu Sagar Dam
Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar on Rihand River
Rohini Dam on Rohini River
Sajnam Dam on Sajnam River
Shahzad Dam on Shahzad River
Sirsi Dam
Sukma-Dukma Dam a below water construction on Betwa River

Dams in Uttarakhand State
Alaknanda Hydro Power Ltd
Baigul Dam
Baur Dam
Birahi Ganga Hydro Power Ltd
Dakpathar Barrage on Tons and Yamuna in Vikasnagar
Dhauliganga Dam
Haripura Dam
Katapathar Barrage
Kishau Dam
Lakhwar Dam
Nanaksager Dam
Ramganga Dam on Ramganga River in Kalagarh
Srinager Dam
Tanakpur Dam
Tehri Dam on Bhagirathi River
Koteshwar Dam on Bhagirathi River
Tumaria Dam
Viyasi Dam

Dams in West Bengal State
Durgapur Barrage on Damodar River
Farakka Barrage on Ganges River
Maithon Dam on Damodar River
Panchet Dam on Damodar River
Vakrananga Dam
Kangsabati Dam on Kangsabati and Kumari River

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  3. Good Information.. But i wonder why we are far behind other countries with dams producing electricity with more than 5k – 6k mw. Despite so much scarcity of energy and constant power cuts. I think its high time now and its better we now start understand the actual caliber of the hydro electric power plant than those of any other( majorly thermal) and take onus to build and satisfy India’s high energy requirements.

  4. Tehri Garhwal dam has established its name among the ten largest dams of India. Apart from this reputation it is drawing hordes of tourists to its location at the foothills. You can watch this dam from the heights of New Tehri. Thanks for sharing this valuable information

  5. after going through tha 10 biggest hydel power plants in the world i am shocked that india appears no where .Instead of thermal and gas based power plants Modi govt should try for more hydal plants which will be beneficial both for environment and irrigation .

  6. We know that india is a country of river and valleys half part is arounded by ocean so we have lots of apportunity to generate the hydal plant which is more benefit for public requirement.
    So central goverment should allow to make evergreen enviroment.

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