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On which river is the Bhakra Nangal Dam of India built?


  1. Ganga
  2. Yamuna
  3. Sutlej
  4. Brahmaputra

The correct answer is Option 3.

Key Points:

  • The Bhakra Nangal Dam is built on the Satlej River in Bhakra Village near Bilaspur in Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The former Punjab revenue minister Sir Chhotu Ram is the founder of the Bhakra Nangal Dam.
  • The agreement for this project had been signed by Sir Chhotu Ram in November 1944 with Raja of Bilaspur and finalised the project plan on 8 January 1945. 
  • The construction of the Bhakra Nangal dam was started in 1948 and completed in 1963
  • The total capacity of Bhakra Nangal Dam is 7.551 million megalitres.