List of Major Dams in India

List of Major Dams in India


After independence we have made lots of progress in dams and water reservoirs. India is now one of the world’s most prolific dam-builders. There are about 4300 large dams already constructed and many more in the pipeline, almost half of which are more than twenty years old. These dams attract a lot of tourists in India. Here is the list of Major dams in India and their rivers. The article will help you in various competitive exams like CTET , BANKING , RAILWAYS , SSC , IBPS , DSSSB , UPSC , NABARD etc.

Major Dams in India



River Name

Andhra Pradesh

Somasila Dam

Pennar River

Srisailam Dam

Krishna River


Ukai Dam

Tapti River

Dharoi Dam

Sabarmati River

Kadana Dam

Mahi River

Dantiwada Dam

Banas River

Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Border

Bhakra Nangal Dam

Sutlej River

Himachal Pradesh

Pandoh Dam

Beas River

Nathpa Jhakri Dam

Sutlej River

Chamera Dam

Ravi River

Jammu and Kashmir

Baglihar Dam

Chenab River

Dumkhar Hydroelectric Dam

Indus River

Uri Hydroelectric Dam

Jhelum River


Maithon Dam

Barakar River

Chandil Dam

Swarnarekha River

Panchet Dam

Damodar River


Tunga Bhadra Dam

Tungabhadra River

Linganamakki Dam

Sharavathi River

Kadra Dam

Kalinadi River

Alamatti Dam

Krishna River

Supa Dam

Kalinadi or Kali River

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam

Kaveri River

Harangi Dam

Harangi River

Narayanpur Dam

Krishna River

Kodasalli Dam

Kali River


Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha River

Peechi Dam

Manali River

Idukki Dam

Periyar River

Kundala Dam

Kundala River

Parambikulam Dam

Parambikulam River

Walayar Dam

Walayar River

Mullaperiyar Dam

Periyar River

Neyyar Dam

Neyyar River

Madhya Pradesh

Barna Dam

Barna River

Bargi Dam

Narmada River

Bansagar Dam

Sone River

Gandhi Sagar Dam

Chambal River


Yeldari Dam

Purna River

Ujani Dam

Bhima River

Pawna Dam

Maval River

Mulshi Dam

Mula River

Koyna Dam

Koyna River

Jayakwadi Dam

Godavari River

Bhatsa Dam

Bhatsa River

Wilson Dam

Pravara River

Tansa Dam

Tansa River

Panshet Dam

Ambi River

Mula Dam

Mula River

Kolkewadi Dam

Vashishti River

Girna Dam

Girna River

Vaitarna Dam

Vaitarna River

Khadakwasla Dam

Mutha River

Gangapur Dam

Godavari River


Radhanagari Dam

Bhogawati River

Lower Manair Dam

Manair River

Mid Manair Dam

Manair River and SRSP Flood Flow Canal

Upper Manair Dam

Manair River and Kudlair River

Singur Dam

Manjira River

Nizam Sagar Dam

Manjira River


Indravati Dam

Indravati River

Hirakud Dam

Mahanadi River

Tamil Nadu

Vaigai Dam

Vaigai River

Perunchani Dam

Paralayar River

Mettur Dam

Kaveri River


Tehri Dam

Bhagirathi River

Dhauli Ganga Dam

Dhauli Ganga River

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