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Ichari dam was constructed on which river?
1. Alaknanda river
2. Kali river
3. Pindar river
4. Tons river

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Tons river

The Correct Answer is "Tons river".

  • The Ichari Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Tons River 13 km (8 mi) north of Dakpathar in Uttarakhand, India.
  • The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and it is a run-of-the-river type.
  • It was completed in 1972.
  • The dam diverts the water to the Chibro Power Station (240 MW) which is then returned to the Tons River before being fed to the Khodri Power Station (120 MW).
  • The Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (UJVN) is the owner of this dam. 
  • This dam is 59 m (194 ft) tall, 155 m (509 ft) long and has a volume of 181,000 m3.
  • The surface area of the reservoir is 8 km2 (3 sq mi).
  • The Ichari Dam is a concrete gravity dam built on the Tons River, about 13 km north of Dakpathar in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.

Alaknanda River :

  • The Alaknanda River is a Himalayan river in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and one of the two headstreams of the Ganges, the major river of Northern India and the holy river of Hinduism.


Kali River :

  • The Kali River or Kali Nadi is a river flowing through the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India.
  • The river is the lifeline to some 400,000 people in the Uttara Kannada district and supports the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people including fishermen on the coast of Karwar.
  • One of the important dams build across the Kali river is the Supa Dam at Ganeshgudi.
  • The river runs 184 kilometers before joining the Arabian Sea.

Pindar River :

  • The Pindar River is a river located in Uttarakhand, India.
  • Pindar originates from Pindari Glacier which is located in the Bageshwar district of the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand.
  • The source of this river, the Pindar glacier is located at an altitude of 3,820 m.

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