India is a land of many rivers. A number of rivers have important dams creating natural reservoirs. The dams play a vital role for irrigation which promotes agricultural growth, green environment, and wildlife. Some of the biggest dams that India is particularly proud of are
1.Indira Sagar Dam, Madhya Pradesh.
The Indirasagar Dam is a multipurpose project of Madhya Pradesh on the Narmada River at Narmadanagar, Mundi in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh in India.
2. Cheruthoni Dam, Kerala.
The Cheruthoni Dam, located in Idukki District, Kerala, India, is a 138m tall concrete gravity dam. This dam was constructed as part of the Idukki Hydroelectric Project along with two other dams at Idukki and Kulamavu.
3. Krishnarajasagar Dam, Karnataka
4. Tungabhadra Dam, Karnataka.
The Tungabhadra Dam is constructed across the Tungabhadra River, a tributary of the Krishna River. The dam is near the town of Hospet in Karnataka. It is a multipurpose dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control, etc.
5.Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu
Mettur Dam in Salem is one of the oldest dams of India. It stands at a height of 120 feet over the River Cauvery. It is the biggest dam in Tamil Nadu and also holds the highest power generating capacity. The Mettur Dam is in a scenic place surrounded by natural greenery.