States Medium Large Total Storage
Number Area (ha) Number Area (ha) Number Area (ha)
Tamil Nadu 9 19,577 2 23,222 8,906 358,740
Karnataka 16 29,078 12 179,556 4,679 437,291
Andhra Pradesh 32 66,429 7 190,151 2,937 458,507
Orissa 6 12,748 3 119,403 1,442 198,198
Gujarat 28 57,748 7 144,358 711 286,230
Rajasthan 30 49,827 4 49,386 423 153,444
Bihar 5 12,523 8 71,711 125 96,695
Uttar Pradesh 22 44,993 4 71,196 66 334,840
Madhya Pradesh 21 169,502 5 118,307 32 460,384
Kerala 8 15,500 1 6,160 30 29,635
West Bengal 1 4,600 1 10,400 6 15,732
Northeast 2 5,835 - - 6 8,074
Tripura 1 4,500 - - 1 4,500
Manipur - - - - 1 100
Meghalaya - - - - 3 650
Assam - - - - 1 98
Mizoram - - - - 1 32
Nagaland 1 2258 - - 1 2258
Cover Assam and Meghalaya both 1 1,335 - - - 1,335
Himachal Pradesh - - 2 41,364 3 41,564
Maharashtra - 39,181 - 115,054 - 273,750
Haryana - - - - 4 282
Total 180 527,541 56 1,140,268 19,370 3,153,366
Table 1: Distribution of medium, large and total reservoirs in India (source:http://www.nih.ernet.in/rbis/india_information/dams.htm.
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