दामोदर घाटी निगम Damodar Valley Corporation

Reservoirs & Barrages


DVC has a network of four dams-Tilaiya and Maithon on River Barakar, Panchet on River Damodar and Konar on River Konar. Besides, Durgapur barrage and the canal networks were handed over to Government of West Bengal in 1964 and remained as a part of the total system of water management. Also, Bokaro barrage is used to provide cooling water to BTPS. 

  • The total existing conservation storage of all the four DVC reservoirs is 870 MCM capacity.
  • 844.56 MGD of water is allocated from Damodar Valley system for industrial, municipal, and domestic requirements of different Government, Municipal and private agencies situated in West Bengal & Jharkhand.
  • Kharif and Rabi irrigation potential is 3, 93,763 and 22,258 hectares respectively in West Bengal.
  • Kharif irrigation potential of 70,019 hectares has been created in Jharkhand from the existing 17172 check dams and small reservoirs like Jamunia, Gonda and Charwa.