Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the world’s largest masonry dam. It was built on the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar, Andhra Pradesh in India. The construction completed of the dam was between the years of 1955 to 1967. The dam created a water reservoir and its capacity is 11,472,000,000 cubic metres. The dam is 490 feet tall and 1.6km long with 26 gates.
The dam provides irrigation water to the Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna, Khammam and Nalgonda districts along with electric power. It holds second largest reservoir in India after Indira Sagar in Madhya Pradesh followed by Bhakra dam. It is the largest dam in India in terms of Length,1,550 metres.