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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 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 dam in 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 purposes and along with the beneficiary states.

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IMPORTANT RIVER PROJECTS AND THEIR BENEFICIARY STATES

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

Haryana and Rajasthan

Damodar Valley Damodar Power, irrigation, and flood control Jharkhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh.
Hirakund Mahanadi Power and irrigation Odisha
Nagarjunasagar project Krishna Power and irrigation Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
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 flood 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
Korean project Koyna Hydroelectricity Maharastra
Ramganga project Kala Power and irrigation Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Material project Betwa Multipurpose power and Irrigation Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Tehri dam project Bhagirathi Hydroelectricity Uttarakhand
Rihand project Richard Hydroelectricity Uttar Pradesh
Kunda project Kunda Power and irrigation Tamilnadu
Baglihar project Chenab Power and irrigation Jammu and Kashmir