The Tehri Dam is located in the state of Uttarakhand. It is the highest Dam in India with a height of 260.5 metres.
What is the highest dam?
Currently, the tallest dam in the world is Nurek Dam on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan. It is 984 feet (300 meters) tall. Hoover Dam is 726.4 feet (221.3 meters) tall.
Is Bhakra Dam is the highest dam in India?
Overview of the Dam
Around 226 m high and 518 m long, Bhakra dam is the 2nd highest dam in India after the Tehri dam. It is also the highest straight gravity dam in the world. Bhakra dam is constructed on Satluj river and located in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab border near Nangal city.
How many dams India has?
India has 5,202 large dams. According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), a large dam is one with height of at least 15m from its deepest foundation to the crest. This is not an exhaustive list as there are a number of small dams and barrages.
Who owns the dams in India?
In India most of the dams are maintained by the State Governments while there are a few other organizations, namely, Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) who also now own and operate dams.
Which is the most dangerous dam in India?
List of 6 Highest Dams in India
- Tehri Dam.
- Bhakra Nangal Dam.
- Sardar Sarovar Dam.
- Hirakud Dam.
- Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
- Idukki Arch Dam.
Is Bhakra Nangal Dam largest?
The Bhakra-Nangal Dam is the second tallest dam in Asia and located in the border of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It is the highest straight gravity dam in India with the height of about 207.26 meters and it runs across 168.35 km.