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On which river is the Hirakud Dam built? 
1. Krishna
2. Mahanadi
3. Kaveri
4. Naramada

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Mahanadi

The correct answer is Mahanadi.

  • Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, close to Sambalpur city in Odisha in India.
  • It is a composite structure of earth, concrete and masonry. It is the longest major earthen dam in India.
  • It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects started after India's independence and began operations in 1957.
  • With successful irrigation provided by the dam, Sambalpur is called the rice bowl of Odisha.

River Famous Dam constructed on the river
Krishna Srisailam dam, Nagarjuna Sagar dam, Almatti dam, etc.
Kaveri Krishna Raja Sagar Dam (KRS) in Mandya, Upper Anicut in Tamil Nadu, Amaravthi Dam, Mettur Dam and Kallani Dam in Tamil Nadu, etc.
Narmada The Sardar Sarovar Dam

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