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 ProjectRiver 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 ProjectOn river Beas in Himachal Pradesh.
Chambal Valley ProjectOn 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 ProjectOn river Damodar in Bihar.
Hirakud ProjectOn river Mahanadi in Orissa. It is World’s longest dam 4801m
Rihand ProjectOn river Son in Mirzapur. Its reservoir is Govind Vallabh Pant reservoir.
Kosi ProjectOn river Kosi in Bihar.
Mayurkashi ProjectOn river Mayrukashi in West Bengal.
Kakrapara ProjectOn river Tapi in Gujarat.
Nagarjuna Sagar ProjectOn river Krishna in between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is world’s largest masonry dam.
Tungabhadra ProjectOn river Tungabhadra(tributary of Krishana) in Karnataka.
Shivasamudram ProjectOn river Kaveri in Karnataka.It’s the oldest river valley project of India.
Kundah & Periyar ProjectIn Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu.India-Canada friendship symbol.
Farakka ProjectOn river Ganga in West Bengal.
Ukai ProjectOn river Tapti in Gujarat.
Mahi ProjectOn river Mahi in Gujarat.
Salal ProjectOn river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mata Tila Multipurpose ProjectOn river Betwa in Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh.
Thein ProjectOn river Ravi in Punjab.
Pong/Beas DamOn river Beas in Punjab.
Tehri ProjectOn river Bhagirathi in Uttaranchal.
Sardar Sarovar ProjectOn river Narmada in Gujarat.
Idukki Hydro-Electric ProjectOn river Periyar in Kerala. It is built with Canadian assistance.
Kalpong Hydro-Electric ProjectFirst dam in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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