Important Hydropower Stations in India

When water from major height falls on turbine hydropower is generated.

A hydroelectric power plant can be built across a large river. it generate electricity from rotation of turbine.

River Basins and their capacities

Basin/Rivers (Probable ) Installed Capacity (MW)
Indus Basin33,832
Ganga Basin20,711
Central Indian River system4,152
Western Flowing Rivers of southern India9,430
Eastern Flowing Rivers of southern India14,511
Brahmaputra Basin66,065
Total1,48,701

Following are major Hydropower stations in India

NameRiverState
Tehri Dam Bhagirathi Uttarakhand
Srisailam Dam Krishna Andhra Pradesh
Nagarjunasagar Krishna Andhra Pradesh
Sardar Sarovar Narmada Gujarat
Baspa-II Baspa Himachal Pradesh
Nathpa Jhakri Satluj Himachal Pradesh
Bhakra Dam Satluj Punjab
Pandoh Dam Beas Himachal Pradesh
Baira Siul Ravi Himachal Pradesh
Chamera-I Ravi Himachal Pradesh
Pong Beas Himachal Pradesh
Uri Hydroelectric Dam Jhelum Jammu & Kashmir
Dulhasti Chenab Jammu & Kashmir
Salal Chenab Jammu & Kashmir
Sharavathi Sharavati Karnataka
Kalinadi Kalinadi Karnataka
Idukki Periyar Kerala
Bansagar Dam Sone Madhya Pradesh
Bargi Dam Narmada Madhya Pradesh
Omkareshwar Narmada Madhya Pradesh
Indira Sagar Narmada Madhya Pradesh
Loktak Manipur Manipur
Bhira Hydroelectric Project Mulshi Dam Maharashtra
Teesta VI Teesta Sikkim
Tanakpur Sharda Uttarakhand
Dhauliganga-I Dhauliganga Uttarakhand
Loharinag Pala Bhagirathi Uttarakhand

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