The largest Hydro Power Stations in India
India is one of the largest Hydro Power producers in the World.
Let us have a look at the top 10 largest Hydro Power Stations
- Salal is again located in Jammu and Kashmir and is built on Chenab River. It is about 118m high and 630 metres long.
- Matatila is set up in Uttar Pradesh and was built near Betwa River
- Jammu Canal in J&K is an old power station that even though isn’t in service today, used to be of great value to the state.
- Babail is a hydro power station in Uttar Pradesh. It was a project approved in 1986 in September. In 1988 it was awarded to PPGM in the month of September. Its total turnover is over crores.
- Bhandardara-1 is another top hydro power station in Maharashtra that was acquired from Maharashtra water resources dept in 1996 and it was overhauled in the end 1997 and early 1998 with the help of AHEC
- Belka in Uttar Pradesh is a project that was approved in 1986 and was handed over to FCC and also PGM in July, 1988. The project involved costs of over 5 crores
- Chenani-1 in little Switzerland i.e. J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) were inaugurated in 1971 by then PM Indira Gandhi. Though this power station experienced a setback in 2005, it got back up and running in 2008.
- Bhatgar in Maharashtra is one of the world’s largest irrigation projects and is also famously known as Lloyd Barrage