Important Multipurpose River Valley Projects of India

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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Multipurpose River Valley Projects

ProjectRiverPurposeBeneficiary States
Beas ProjectBeasPower and IrrigationRajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
Bhakra Nangal ProjectSutlejPower and IrrigationPunjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan
Chambal ProjectChambalPower and IrrigationMadhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
Damodar ValleyDamodarPower, Irrigation and flood controlJharkhand and Paschim Banga
Durgapur BarrageDamodarIrrigation and navigationKarnataka, Paschim Banga and Jharkhand
Farakka ProjectGanga, BhagirathiPower, Irrigation Power and IrrigationPaschim Banga, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal
Gandak River ProjectGandakPower and IrrigationBihar, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal
HirakudMahanadiPower and IrrigationOdisha
Iddukki ProjectPeriyarHydroelectricityKerala
Kosi ProjectKosiFlood Control, Power and IrrigationBihar and Nepal
Kundah ProjectKundahHydroelectricity and IrrigationTamil Nadu
Mahanadi Delta ProjectMahanadiIrrigationOdisha
Mahi ProjectMahiIrrigationGujarat
Malaprabha ProjectMalaprabhaIrrigationKarnataka
Mandi ProjectBeasIrrigationHimachal Pradesh
Matatilla ProjectBetwaMultipurpose power and IrrigationUttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Nagarjunasagar ProjectKrishna Power and IrrigationAndhra Pradesh and Telangana
Poochampad ProjectGodavariIrrigationTelangana
Rajasthan Canal ProjectSutlej, Beas and RaviIrrigationRajasthan, Haryana, Punjab
Ramganga Multipurpose ProjectChisot Stream near KalaPower and IrrigationUttar Pradesh
Rihand SchemeRihandHydroelectricityUttar Pradesh
Shivasamudram ProjectCauveriIrrigationKarnataka
Tawa ProjectNarmada [Tawa]IrrigationMadhya Pradesh
Tehri Dam ProjectBhilagana, BhagirathiHydroelectricityUttarkhand
Thein ProjectRaviIrrigationPunjab
Tungabhadra ProjectTungabhadraPower and IrrigationPunjab, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Ukai ProjectTaptiPower and IrrigationGujarat

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Last updated: August 19, 2023 Updated on 6:47 AM