Advantages of Dams
- Dams and reservoirs are used to store surplus river waters available during wet periods and utilize the same during lean periods.
- The dams and reservoirs also help for socio-economic development.
- Dams and reservoirs contribute considerably to fulfill the basic human needs such as
- Water for drinking and industrial use
- Irrigation, Flood control, Hydropower generation
- Inland navigation, and Recreation.
Major Dams in India
- The Tehri Dam
- The Tehri Dam is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill bank dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand, India.
- It is the world’s fifth and Asia’s largest multidimensional dam project.
- Bhakra Nangal Dam is a dam across the Sutlej River and is near the boundary between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
- Hirakud Dam
- Hirakud Dam is a multipurpose huge project built across river Mahanadi at about 15.0 Km. upstream of Sambalpur town in the state of Odisha.
- .Hirakud Dam is the longest man-made dam in the world, about 16 mi (26 km) in length
- Sir Howthrone Lewis, laid the foundation of this dam on 15th March 1946.
- Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
- Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the world’s largest stonework dam and multipurpose project, consist of two main canals.
- It is built across the Krishna River in Nagarjuna Sagar, Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
- The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River near Navagam, Gujarat.
- Tungabadra dam is built across the Tungabhadra River, a branch of the Krishna River.
- The dam is near the town of Hospet in Karnataka.
Map Works on Major Dams of India
Drag the Correct Dam to its Location on the Map.
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