Multipurpose river valley projects, once referred to by Jawahar Lal Nehru as ‘Temples of Modern India’, present an integrating system of controlling floods, generation of hydroelectricity, irrigation, developing fishery and tourists sports, boating, navigation and draining away extra water. These projects aim at the all-around development of river valleys.
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River Valley Projects of India Multipurpose River Valley Projects
Project River Purpose Beneficiary States Beas Project Beas Power and Irrigation Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh Bhakra Nangal Project Sutlej Power and Irrigation Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan Chambal Project Chambal Power and Irrigation Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Damodar Valley Damodar Power, Irrigation and flood control Jharkhand and Paschim Banga Durgapur Barrage Damodar Irrigation and navigation Karnataka, Paschim Banga and Jharkhand Farakka Project Ganga, Bhagirathi Power, Irrigation Power and Irrigation Paschim Banga, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal Gandak River Project Gandak Power and Irrigation Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal Hirakud Mahanadi Power and Irrigation Odisha Iddukki Project Periyar Hydroelectricity Kerala Kakrapara Tapti Irrigation Gujarat Kosi Project Kosi Flood Control, Power and Irrigation Bihar and Nepal Kundah Project Kundah Hydroelectricity and Irrigation Tamil Nadu Mahanadi Delta Project Mahanadi Irrigation Odisha Mahi Project Mahi Irrigation Gujarat Malaprabha Project Malaprabha Irrigation Karnataka Mandi Project Beas Irrigation Himachal Pradesh Matatilla Project Betwa Multipurpose power and Irrigation Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Nagarjunasagar Project Krishna Power and Irrigation Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Poochampad Project Godavari Irrigation Telangana Rajasthan Canal Project Sutlej, Beas and Ravi Irrigation Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab Ramganga Multipurpose Project Chisot Stream near Kala Power and Irrigation Uttar Pradesh Rihand Scheme Rihand Hydroelectricity Uttar Pradesh Shivasamudram Project Cauveri Irrigation Karnataka Tawa Project Narmada [Tawa] Irrigation Madhya Pradesh Tehri Dam Project Bhilagana, Bhagirathi Hydroelectricity Uttarkhand Thein Project Ravi Irrigation Punjab Tungabhadra Project Tungabhadra Power and Irrigation Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Ukai Project Tapti Power and Irrigation Gujarat