2Tehri dam (Uttarakhand, India) Highest dam in India over river Bhagirathi. Also 4th largest Rock-fill dam in the world.Height : meters & Length : 575 meters.Total generating capacity : 2000 MW.
3Bhakra Dam (Punjab & Himachal Pradesh, India) India’s highest Concrete gravity dam at m across the Sutlej River.Length : m.Total generating capacity : 1325 MW
4Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (Andhra Pradesh, India) World's largest masonry dam built across Krishna River.Height : 150 m & Length : 1600 m.One of the earliest projects initiated for Green Revolution in India by providing clean energyTotal generating capacity : 816 MW
5Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat, India) Gravity dam across the Narmada River.Total generating capacity : 1450 MW.Height : 163 m & Length : 1,210 m.
6Hydro Power Development In India : A Bird’s Eye View Asia’s first Hydro project : Shimsha Power Plant on Shimsha river in Karnataka (17.2 MW) commissioned in 1902.India have built a total 749 dams with total capacity MW.Small hydro project (Capacity up to 25 MW) projects with capacity 2000 MW.Large hydro project (Capacity more than 25 MW) projects with capacity MW.
7India has developed irrigation projects reservoirs, canals etc, and has created irrigation potential for 42 million hectares (up to ).From 1947(independence) Single Unit size of the hydro generating units in India, have increased from 22 MW to 250 MW now.Around 72 % of Indian population is dependent on agriculture and it contributes 21% to country’s GDP.
8Growth of Installed Capacity – by 5 Year Plans (MW) OTHERS
9Factors Behind Indian Success Story Skilled Manpower & Technical InstitutesHydro Power Testing Facilities& Engineering excellanceGovernment Regulatory AuthoritiesGovernment Agencies involved in Hydro Power Development
10Technical Institutions Providing Hydro Power Studies Indian Institute of Technology ,RoorkeeIndian Institute of Technology, BombayNational Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad.Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.Indian Institute of Technology ,ChennaiBirla Institute of Technology, PilaniInstitute Of Hydropower Engineering & Technology, TehriNational Institute of Technology (Agartala, Bhopal, Kurukshetra, etc.)
11Training Centre and Laboratories of Large Hydro Projects Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee – For Hydro Model TestingAlternate Hydro Energy Center, RoorkeeWater Resources Development Training Centre, RoorkeeUniversity of Roorkee - Earthquake Model Testing of DamsCentral Water and Power Research Station, PuneNational Institute of Hydrology, RoorkeeCentral Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP), DelhiGujarat Engineering Research Institute(GERI), VadodaraCentral Power Research Institute (CPRI), BangaloreNational Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), Bangalore
12Government Regulatory Authorities In India Ministries:Ministry of New & Renewable EnergyMinistry of PowerMinistry of Environment & ForestMinistry of Water ResourcesCentral Water Commission (CWC)Central Electricity Authority Of India (CEA)Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC)
13Government Agencies Involved in Hydro Power Development Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation Ltd.THDC India Ltd.Damodar Valley CorporationWater and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS)National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC)Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. , Himachal PradeshNorth Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO)Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMS)
14ConclusionIndia has developed prestigious Hydro projects like Tehri, Bhakra, Indira Sagar, Srisilam etc. India has the skilled manpower, engineering excellence, training institutes and manufacturing units, thus, it can share its expertise for the construction and help in development of Hydro Power Projects in Africa which has high potential in this field. This will give boost to the development of African economy through rapid industrialization and agricultural growth thereby also uplift the social and economical situation to its countrymen.