A dam is a structure built across a river or stream to hold back water. Dams are mainly built in order to produce electricity by using water, this form of electricity is known as hydroelectricity.
India has 4,407 large dams, the third highest number in the world after China (23,841) and the USA (9,263).
Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand is the highest dam in India built on Bhagirathi river.
Hirakud Dam in Odisha built on river Mahanadi is the longest dam of India.
Kallanai Dam in Tamil Nadu is the oldest dam of India. It is built on the Kaveri river and is about 2000 years old.
|Bhavani Sagar dam||Tamil Nadu||Bhavani|
|Rihand Dam||Uttar Pradesh||Rihand|
|Mettur Dam||Tamil Nadu||Kaveri|
|Indira Sagar Dam||Madhya Pradesh||Narmada|
|Sardar Sarovar Dam||Gujarat||Narmada|
|Nagarjuna Sagar Dam||Telangana||Krishna|
|Bhakra Nangal Dam||Punjab-Himachal Pradesh Border||Sutlej|