SALIENT FEATURES OF IMPORTANT DAMS OF INDIA
SALIENT FEATURES OF IMPORTANT DAMS OF INDIA

SALIENT FEATURES OF IMPORTANT DAMS OF INDIA

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TOP 5 BIGGEST DAM IN INDIA

Bhakra Dam

Bhakra Nagal Dam

Location: Across river Sutlej at the foot of Shivalik Hills in Himachal Pradesh  

Type: Straight gravity, concrete dam

Length: 518 m  Max.

Height: 226 m  

Reservoir:

Gross Storage: 9867.8 M.cu.m  

Live storage: 7770.9 M.cu.m  

Benefit: Irrigation: 1.48 M.ha (In Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan)  

Power: Left bank 5 units of 90 MW each, Right bank 5 units of 120 MW each 

Nagarjunasagar Dam

Nagarjunasagar Dam

Location: Across river Krishna near Nandikonda village in Nalgonda district about 144 km from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh

Type: Stone masonry and earthen dam

Length:

Stone masonry: 1450 m,

Earthen: 3414.6 m Max.

Height: 124.7 m

Reservoir:

Gross storage: 11538.7 M.cu.m.,

Live storage: 6797 M.cu.m

Benefit: Irrigation: 0.83 M.ha

 

Rana Pratap Sagar Dam

Rana Pratap Sagar Dam

Location: Across river Chambal 51.5 km upstream of Kota Barrage and 56.33 km downstream of Gandhi Sagar Dam

Type: Stone masonry gravity dam

Length: 1143.29 m Max.

Height: 53.96 m

Reservoir:

Gross storage: 2900 M.cu.m.,

Live storage: 1567 M.cu.m

Benefit: Irrigation: 0.1214 M.ha (In Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan from Kota Barrage),

Power: 4 units of 43000 kW each

 

Gandhi Sagar Dam

Gandhi Sagar Dam

Location: Across river Chambal about 8 km downstream of Chaurasigarh fort in Mandsaur district near Jhalawar Road Railway station in Madhya Pradesh

Type: Straight gravity stone masonry dam

Length: 514 m Max.

Height: 63.7 m

Reservoir:

Gross storage: 7746 M.cu.m.,

Live storage: 6920 M.cu.m

Benefit: Irrigation: 222 585 ha. (In Madhya Pradesh from Kota Barrage),

Power: 5 units of 23000 kW each

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