dam is a reservoir that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for activities such as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability. Hydropower is often used in conjunction with dams to generate electricity. A dam can also be used to collect water or for storage of water which can be evenly distributed between locations.

List of largest Dams in India 

 

S.N Name of Dam River on which Dam is situated State Height Length
1 Rihand Dam Rihand River Uttar Pradesh 58.82 m (193ft) (1818 m from sea level) 2.4km
2 Idukki Dam Periyar Kerala 168.91 m (554 ft) 365.85 m (1200 ft)
5 Jayakwadi Dam Godavari Maharashtra 41.30 m (135 ft) 9,998 m (32,802 ft)
6 Indira Sagar Narmada Madhya Pradesh 92 m (302 ft) 653 m (2,142 ft)
7 Sriram Sagar Godavari Telangana 43 m (141 ft) 15,600 m (51,181 ft)
8 Nagarjuna Sagar Krishna Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 124.66 m (409 ft) 4,865 m (15,961 ft)
9 Srisailam Krishna Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 145 m (476 ft) 512 m (1,680 ft)
10 Somasila Pennar Andhra Pradesh 39 m (128 ft) 760 m (2,493 ft)
11 Bhakra Dam Sutlej Himachal Pradesh 226 m (741 ft) 518 m (1,699 ft)
12 Hirakund Dam Mahanadi River Odisha 183 m (600 ft) 50 km (164,042 ft)
13 Rihand Dam Rihand River Uttar Pradesh 91.44 m (300 ft) 934.21 m (3065 ft)
15 Mettur Dam River Kaveri Tamil Nadu 65 m (213.2 ft) 1.7 km

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