Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the BHA on July 8th 1954 KRA NANGAL DAM
BHAKRA DAM A Concrete gravity dam on the Sutlej River in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
Bhakra dam is 15 km from Nangal city and 20 km from Naina Devi town.
Nangal Dam is another dam in Punjab downstream of Bhakra Dam.
The Bhakra-Nangal multipurpose dams were among the earliest river valley development schemes undertaken by India aifter independence
The agreement for this project had been signed by the then Punjab Revenue Minister, Sir Chhotu Ram in November 1944 with Raja of Bilaspur and finalised the project plan on 8 January 1945.
Jawaharlal Nehru poured the first bucket of concrete into the dry riverbed of the Sutlej on 17 November 1955, as a symbolic initiation of the work.
Existing Hydro Electric Projects in Sutiej River Basin HIMACHAL PRAESH PAKISTAN PUNJAB Bhabs Bhakra Nangal Project whose aims were to prevent floods in the Satluj-Beas river valley, to provide irrigation to adjoining states and also to provide hydro-electricity.