Important Multipurpose Projects – General Awareness Study Material & Notes

In exams like IBPS, SBI, or RBI, as well as other exams by UPSC or SSC, there are always some questions asked from the location or rivers of the multipurpose river projects. This makes it a essential revision topic before you go to face these exams. For deriving maximum benefit from the following table, it is advised to brush up the basic concepts and locations(especially regarding Indian geography, we will begin that series next month). Till then, you can read the short notes on topics of Physical geography here.

Important Multipurpose Projects - General Awareness Study Material &  Notes

Name of the Project  Name of the River 
Bhakra Nangal Project River Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh. It is the Highest Dam in India. Its reservoir is known as Gobind Sagar Lake. It should be noted that Bhakra and Nangal are two separate projects.
Mandi Project On river Beas in Himachal Pradesh.
Chambal Valley Project On river Chambal in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. It has three dams the – Gandhi Sagar Dam(MP), Rana Pratap Sagar Dam (Rajasthan) and Jawahar Sagar Dam.
Damodar Valley Project On river Damodar in Bihar.
Hirakud Project On river Mahanadi in Orissa. It is World’s longest dam 4801m
Rihand Project On river Son in Mirzapur. Its reservoir is Govind Vallabh Pant reservoir.
Kosi Project On river Kosi in Bihar.
Mayurkashi Project On river Mayrukashi in West Bengal.
Kakrapara Project On river Tapi in Gujarat.
Nagarjuna Sagar Project On river Krishna in between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is world’s largest masonry dam.
Tungabhadra Project On river Tungabhadra(tributary of Krishana) in Karnataka.
Shivasamudram Project On river Kaveri in Karnataka.It’s the oldest river valley project of India.
Kundah & Periyar Project In Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu.India-Canada friendship symbol.
Farakka Project On river Ganga in West Bengal.
Ukai Project On river Tapti in Gujarat.
Mahi Project On river Mahi in Gujarat.
Salal Project On river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mata Tila Multipurpose Project On river Betwa in Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh.
Thein Project On river Ravi in Punjab.
Pong/Beas Dam On river Beas in Punjab.
Tehri Project On river Bhagirathi in Uttaranchal.
Sardar Sarovar Project On river Narmada in Gujarat.
Idukki Hydro-Electric Project On river Periyar in Kerala. It is built with Canadian assistance.
Kalpong Hydro-Electric Project First dam in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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