Multipurpose River projects in India

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IMPORTANT MULTIPURPOSE RIVER PROJECTS IN INDIA:

            There are a lot of multipurpose river projects in India. The multipurpose river projects are utilized for hydroelectricity, irrigation domestic use of drinking water, river navigation and and so on. For this purpose dams are built on the rivers. And the water reservoir formed due to this can also be utilized for the purpose of recreation such as boating and fishing.  Hirakund dam on the river Mahanadi is located in the state of Odisha is the longest damin India(length:Appx 8KM), the tehri dam located in the state of Uttarakhand on the river Bhagirathi is India’s highest dam(Height: Appx 260M)and the bhakra nagal dam located on the river Sutlej situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh is the largest dam in India.   Also the water reservoir formed due to this can also be utilized for the purpose of recreation such as boating and fishing.

In the list below are the important dams in India built on important rivers for particular purpose and along with the beneficiary states.

IMPORTANT RIVER PROJECTS AND THEIR BENEFICIARY STATES

PROJECT RIVER PURPOSE BENEFICIARY STATES
Bhakra Nagal project Sutlej Power and irrigation Punjab, Himachal Pradesh,

Haryana and Rajasthan

Damodar Valley Damodar Power, irrigation and flood control Jharkand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh.
Hirakund Mahanadi Power and irrigation Odisha
Nagarjunasagar project Krishna Power and irrigation Andhra Pradesh and Telengana
Tungabhadra project Tungabhadra Power and irrigation Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Gandak River project Gandak Power and irrigation Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal as a joint venture
Kosi Project Kosi Power , irrigation and food control Bihar
Farakka Project Ganga Power and irrigation West Bengal
Beas Project Beas Power and irrigation Punjab, Haryana,  Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh
Indira Gandhi canal Project Sutlej, Beas and Ravi Irrigation Punjab, Haryana and   Rajasthan
Chambal project Chambal Power and irrigation Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Kakrapara project Tapti Irrigation Gujarat
Ukai project Tapti Power and irrigation Gujarat
Tawa project Tawa Irrigation Madhya Pradesh.
Poochampad project Godavari Irrigation Telengana
Malaprabha project Malaprabha Irrigation Karnataka
Durgapur project Damodar Power and irrigation West Bengal and Jharkhand
Mahanadi Delta project Mahanadi Irrigation Odisha
Idduki project Periyar Hydroelectricity Kerala
Koyan project Koyna Hydroelectricity Maharastra
Ramganga project Kala Power and irrigation Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Matalila project Betwa Multipurpose power and Irrigation Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Tehri dam project Bhagirathi Hydroelectricity Uttarakhand
Rihand project Rihand Hydroelectricity Uttar Pradesh
Kundah project Kundah Power and irrigation Tamilnadu
Baglihar project Chenab Power and irrigation Jammu and Kashmir

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