1.The Tehri Dam is a multi-purpose rock and
earth-fill embankment dam on the
Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand,
2. It is the primary dam of the Tehri Hydro
Development Corporation Ltd. and the
Tehri hydroelectric complex.
3.The dam is a 260 metres (850 ft) high rock
and earth-fill embankment dam.
1.Kerala Government has long been demanding
construction of a new dam in Mullaperiyar on the Kerala-
Tamil Nadu border.
2.Many believe that the existing 116-year-old dam could
pose safety hazard.
3.While the matter rests with the apex court.
India’s biggest and most famous dams, hailed by Pandit
Jawaharlal Nehru as ‘The Temples of a Resurgent India’
1.Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej
River, and is near the border between Punjab and
Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
2.The dam, located at a gorge near the (now submerged)
upstream Bhakra village in Bilaspur district of Himachal
Pradesh, is Asia's second highest at 225.55 m (740 ft) high
next to the 261m Tehri Dam.
3. The length of the dam (measured from the road above it)
is 518.25 m; it is 9.1 m broad. Its reservoir, known as the
"Gobind Sagar", stores up to 9.34 billion cubic meters of
water, enough to drain the whole of Chandigarh, parts of
Haryana, Punjab and Delhi.
1.Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi
River, about 15 km from Sambalpur in the
state of Orissa in India.
2. Built in 1957, the dam is one of the
world's longest earthen dam. Hirakud Dam
is the longest man-made dam in the world,
about 16 mi (26 km) in length.
3. It is one of the first major multipurpose
river valley project started after India's
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
1. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the world's
largest masonry dam built across Krishna
River in Nagarjuna Sagar, Nalgonda District
of Andhra Pradesh, India, between 1955 and
2. The dam contains the Nagarjuna Sagar
reservoir with a capacity of up to 11,472
million cubic metres.
3. The dam is 490 ft (150 m). tall and 1.6 km
long with 26 gates which are 42 ft (13 m).
wide and 45 ft (14 m). Tall.
The Sardar Sarovar Dam
1. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam
on the Narmada River near Navagam,
2. 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.
3. The project took form in 1979 as part of a
development scheme to increase irrigation
and produce hydroelectricity.
The Indirasagar Dam
1. The Indirasagar Dam is a multipurpose
key project of Madhya Pradesh on the
Narmada River at Narmadanagar in the
Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh in
2. The Project envisages construction of a
92 m high and 653 m long concrete gravity
3. It provides Irrigation in 1,230 square
kilometres of land with annual production of
2700 million units in the districts of Khandwa
and Khargone in Madhya Pradesh.
The Bhavanisagar Dam
1. The Bhavanisagar Dam and Reservoir,
also called Lower Bhavani Dam, is located
on the Bhavani River between
Mettupalayam and Sathyamangalam in
Tamil Nadu, South India.
2. The dam is situated around 16 km (9.9
mi) west to Satyamangalam and 35 km (22
mi) from Gobichettipalayam, 36 km (22 mi)
north-east to Mettuppalayam and 70 km (43
mi) from Erode and 75 km (47 mi) from
The Koyna Dam
1. The Koyna Hydroelectric Project is the largest
completed hydroelectric power plant of India. It is a
complex project consisting of total four dams with the
largest Dam built on Koyna River known as Koyna Dam
hence the name Koyna Hydroelectric project.
2. The total Installed capacity of the project is 1,920 MW.
The project consists of 4 stages of power generation.
Due to the project's electricity generating potential the
Koyna River is considered as the life line of Maharashtra.
The Idukki Dam
1. The Idukki Dam, located in Kerala, India,
is a 168.91 m (554 ft) tall arch dam.
2. The dam stands between the two
mountains - Kuravanmala (839) m and
3. It is built on the Periyar River, in the
ravine between the Kuravan and Kurathi
Hills in Kerala, India. At 167.68 metres, it is
one of the highest arch dams in Asia and
third tallest dam in India.
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam
1. Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly
known as KRS, is the name of both a lake
and the dam that causes it.
2. Sir. Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
served as the chief engineer during the
construction of this dam. The dam is named
for the then ruler of the Mysore Kingdom,
Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.
The Mettur Dam
1. The Mettur Dam is a large dam in India
built in 1934.
2. It was constructed in a gorge, where the
Kaveri River enters the plains.
3. The dam is one of the oldest in India. The
total length of the dam is 1,700 m (5,600 ft).
The Srisailam Dam
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 second largest
capacity hydroelectric project in the country.
2. The dam was constructed in a deep gorge
in the Nallamala Hills, 300 m (980 ft) above
sea level. It is 512 m (1,680 ft) long, 145 m
(476 ft) high and has 12 radial crest gates.
3. It has a reservoir of 800 km2 (310 sq mi).
Konar dam is the second of the four multi-
purpose dams included in the first phase of
the Damodar Valley Corporation.
2. It was constructed across the Konar
River, a tributary of the Damodar
River in Hazaribagh district in
the Indian state of Jharkhand and opened in
3. The place has scenic beauty and has
been developed as a recreational spot.
1. The Tungabhadra dam is constructed across
the Tungabhadra River, a tributary of the
2. The dam is located near the town of Hospet in
3. The dam creates the biggest reservoir on the
Tungabhadra River with 101 thousand
million cubic feet (tmc) of gross storage
capacity at full reservoir level (FRL) 498 m
MSL, and a water spread area of 378 square
4. The dam is 49.5 meters high above its deepest