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India's multipurpose river valley projects

Here you can get information about multipurpose river valley projects on different rivers of India! One or two questions related to this chapter are asked in almost every contestant exam!

Remembering all river valley projects is a complex task! Here we will show you such a way that you will be able to remember these river valley projects easily, which project is situated on which river!

First of all, we will know the benefits of the multipurpose river valley projects! These countries have the following benefits –

  • Electricity generation
  • Irrigation management
  • Water production
  • Flood control
  • Protecting the environment
  • Sale of underlying shipping
  • Sale of fisheries industry

There are many multipurpose projects on different rivers in the country, we will see them one by one!



Bansagar Project

Son (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh)

Bargi Project

Bargi  (Madhya Pradesh)

Beas Project

Beas (Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan)

Bhadra Project

Bhadra (Karnataka)

Bhakhra Nangal Project

Sutlej (Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajsthan

Bheema Project

Pawana (Maharashtra)

Chambal Project

Chambal (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh)

Damodar Ghati Project

Damodar (Jharkhand, West Bengal)

Dulhasti Project

Chinab (Jammu & Kashmir)

Durga Barrage Project


Damodar (West Bengal, Jharkhand)

Farakka Project

Ganga, Bhagirathi (West Bengal)

Gandak Project

Gandaki (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh)

Ganga Sagar Project

Chambal (Madhya Pradesh)

Ghatprabha Project

Ghatprabha (Karnataka)

Girna Project

Girna (Maharashtra)

Hansdev Bango Project

Hansdev (Madhya Pradesh)

Hidkal Project

Ghatprabha (Karnataka)

Hirakud Project

Mahanadi (Orissa)

Idduki Project

Periyar (Kerala)

Indira Gandhi Canal Project

Satlaj (Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana)

Jawahar Sagar Project

Chambal (Rajasthan)

Jayakwadi Project

Godawari (Maharashtra)

Kakrapara Project

Tapti (Gujrat)

Kangsawati Project

Kangsawati (West Bengal)

Kol Dam Project

Sutlaj (Himachal Pradesh)

Kosi Project

Kosi (Bihar & Nepal)

Koyana Project

Koyana (Maharashtra)

Krishna Project

Krishna (Karnataka)

Kunda Project

Kunda (Tamilnadu)

Let Bank Ghaghra Canal

Ganaga (Uttar Pradesh)

Madhya Ganaga Canal

Ganaga (Uttar Pradesh)

Mahanadi Delta Project

Mahanadi (Odisha)

Malprabha Project

Malprabha (Karnataka)

Mandi Project

Vyas (Himachal Pradesh)

Matatilla Project

Betwa (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh)

Mayurakshi Project

Mayurakshi (West Bengal)

Minimato Bango Hasdeo Project

Hasdeo Bango river (Madhya Pradesh)

Muchkund Project

Muchkund (Odisha, Andhra Pradesh)

Nagarjunsagar Project

Krishna (Andhra Pradesh)

Nagpur Power Project

Koradi (Maharashtra)

Narmada Sagar Project

Narmada (Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat)

Nathpa Jhakri Project

Sutlaj (Himachal Pradesh)

Panam Project

Panam (Gujarat)

Panama Project

Panama (Gujarat)

Panchet Project

Damodar (Jharkhand, West Bengal)

Pong Project

Beas (Punjab)

Poochampad Project

Godawari (Andhra Pradesh)

Purna Project

Purna (Maharashtra)

Rajasthan Canal Project

Sutlej, Vyas, Ravi (Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana)

Ramganga Project

Ramganga (Uttar Pradesh)

Rana Pratap Sagar Project

Chambal (Rajsthan)

Ranjeet Sagar Project

Ravi (Punjab)

Rihand Project

Rihand (Uttar Pradesh)

Salal Project

Chenab (Jammu & Kashmir)

Sardar Sarovar Project

Narmada (Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan)

Sarhind Project

Sutlaj (Haryana)

Sharawati Project

Sharawati (Karnataka)

Sharda Project

Sharda, Gomti (Uttar Pradesh)

Shivsamundram Project

Kaveri (Karnataka)

Sutlaj Project

Chinab (Jammu & Kashmir)

Tawa Project

Tawa (Madhya Pradesh)

Tehri Dam Project

Bhagirathi (Uttarakhand)

Tilaiya Project

Barakar (Jharkhand)

Tulbul Project

Chinab (Jammu & Kashmir)

Tungbhadra Project

Tungbhadra (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka)

Ukai Project

Tapti (Gujarat)

Upper Penganga Project

Penanga (Maharashtra)

Uri Power Project

Jhelum (Jammu & Kashmir)

Vyas Project

Vyas (Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)


Other findings related to multipurpose river valley projects -

  • Damodar river valley project is the first multipurpose project of independent India, this project was built on the basis of the model of the US Tennessee scheme! Damodar river is said to be the bereaved of Bengal!
  • The Bhakra Nangal dam project situated on Satluj river in Punjab is India's largest project! It is the world's highest gravitational dam located in the seismic zone! Indira Canal has been developed from Rajasthan under its subsidiary Indira Gandhi Project, which is India's largest canal system!
  • The mourning of Bihar is a joint project Kosi project of Bharat B Nepal on the Koli River Bali.
  • Hirakund dam is the longest dam of India on the Mahanadi on the border of Orissa and Chhattisgarh (4.8 KM)
  • Parambikkulam project is located on 8 small rivers of Kerala!
  • The Sarabati project is located on the river Shravati in Karnataka!
  • Purna Project is situated on the river Purna in Maharashtra!
  • The Bargi project is situated on the river Bargi in Madhya Pradesh!
  • Girna Project is situated on the Girna river in Maharashtra!
  • The Panama Project is located on the river of Gujarat in Gujarat!
  • Kangasabati Project is located on the Kangasabati river in West Bengal!
  • Ghatprrabha Project and Hudkal Project, situated on the Ghatprabha river in Karnataka!
  • Ramganga Project is located on the river Ramganga in Uttar Pradesh!
  • Koyna project is located on the Koyna river in Maharashtra!
  • Kunda project is situated on the Kunda river in Tamil Nadu!
  • Tungabhadra Project, a joint project of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on Tungabhadra river!
  • Mayurakshi Project is located on the Mayurakshi river in West Bengal!
  • Gandak project is a joint project of Bihar and Nepal on Gandak river!
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