The role of storage dams in regional development: a case study of the Bhakra and Beas dams

The aim of a multipurpose project is generally to store water for irrigation purposes, generate hydroelectricity using the water stored by the dams, prevent floods and facilitate afforestation in the catchment areas of the reservoirs. Dams also provide drinking water, and in some cases can enhance navigation through canals, and they can also provide opportunities for pisciculture and recreational activities. The Bhakra and Beas projects epitomize the immense contribution of storage dams for irrigation, power availability, flood mitigation, industrialization and employment generation, providing benefits for the entire economy.

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