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The Bhakhra dam is built on which of the following river?
1. Beas
2. Jhelum
3. Raavi
4. Sutlej

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Sutlej

The correct answer is Sutlej.

  • Bhakra Dam is built on the river Sutlej.
  • This joint multipurpose project of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan state.
  • It is the largest project in India. 
  • The total capacity of the Bakhra Nangal project is 14.7 lakh hectares.
  • Rajasthan's share of 2.3 lakh hectares, has increased irrigation facility in Sriganganagar district and electricity availability in Bikaner, Sriganganagar, Churu, and Jhunjhunu districts of the state.
  • Use of Bhakra dam
    • The primary use of the dam is irrigation, rainwater harvesting. Provides irrigation water to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh.
    • The water of Bhakra Dam is used to provide electricity to the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh.
  • The dam is the second largest water reservoir in India after the Indira Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh in terms of water storage.

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