Are you an aspirant preparing for different competitive exams organised in India? Do you wish to make a strong grip on questions asked from general knowledge section?

If so, then you have landed at the right place!

In today's competitive exams, most of the questions of GK are asked from Geography subject. The questions are picked up from topics like Rivers in India, National Parks, Dams in India, Hills and from other relative areas.

You might have noticed that in previous year question papers of various exams, most of the questions were asked related to Indian Dams. So, you should pay more attention to such areas from where you can fetch as good marks as possible.

Here we are going to talk about Dams in India which is the most asked topic as per the Government Examspoint of view.

Read the blog and boost your general knowledge!

Which are the Important Dams in India? Check Out Here!

Based on considerable facts of getting the names listed as highest dam of India, largest dam of India, oldest dam of India and multi-purpose use of projects, we have made a list of 5 major dams in India. To know about these, read the complete article.

1. Tehri Dam

The Tehri Dam of Uttarakhand is the highest dam in India, 2nd highest in Asia and 8th highest in the World.

Given below are the analytical data -

 Height of the dam - 260 meter.

 Length is 575 meters (1,886 ft.)

 Creates a Reservoir area of – 2.6 Km3 (2,100,000)

 It is constructed on Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand.

 This is an Earth and Rockfill.

T he construction of Tehri dam was started in 1978 and the first unit was started in the year.

 Right now, the installed capacity of Power plant is 1400 MW (Additional 400 MW from Koteshwar Dam project).

2. Bhakra Nangal Dam

This is the largest dam in India across the Sutlej River Himachal Pradesh.

Given below are the analytical data -

 Height of the Bhakra Nangal Dam is 225 meters.

 Length is 520 meters.

 It’s a Concrete Gravity dam.

 Its construction was started in 1948 and was completed in 1963.

 Its reservoir ‘Sagar Lake’ is the second largest reservoir in India, the first one is on Indira Sagar dam.

 Effective Storage Capacity of this dam is 7.19 km.

 It is the biggest multi-purpose river valley project in India.

 The capacity of the installed power plant is 1325 MW.

3. Hirakud Dam

Hirakud dam is one of the longest dams in the world.

Given below are the analytical data -

 The height of the dam is 60.96 meters.

 Length is 4.8 km.

 The dam is constructed on Mahanadi in Sambalpur Orissa.

 It construction was started in 1948 and completed in 1957.

 It is an Earthen dam.

 The effective storage capacity of this dam is 5.82 km3.

 It was one of the major multipurpose river valley plan in India after Independence.

 The capacity of the installed power plant is 347 MW.

4. Sardar Sarovar Dam

This dam is also known as Narmada Dam which is built on Holy Narmada River in Gujarat.

 The height of the dam is 138.68 meters (163 m from foundation)

 Length is 1210 meters.

 This is a gravity type dam.

 Its effective storage capacity is 5.80 km3.

 Installed Capacity of Power Plant is 1450 MW.

5. Indira Sagar Dam

The foundation stone of the project was laid by late Smt Indira Gandhi.

 The height of Indra Sagar Dam is 92 meters.

 Length is 653 meters.

 The project is completed in 2005 on Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh.

 It is a Gravity Concrete dam.

 Installed capacity of power plant is 1000 MW.

 It is India’s biggest dam in terms of water storage capacity.

We hope that your general knowledge will increase by reading the above information about the Dams.

Apart from the above-mentioned Dams, there are also some of other important dams from where questions can be asked in exam.

Scroll down to check the complete list of important dams with their location and rivers on which they build.

List of Dams in India | Their Location & Rivers on Which They are Built!

According to Central Water Commission (CWC), India has 5,254 functioning dams plus 447 under construction.

This is not a comprehensive list as there are many more small dams and barrages.

From the perspective of Upcoming Government Jobs exams, all the dams are not important to be known.

So, here we made a comprehensive list of dams, which are the most prevalent in India.

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