Godavari in Spate, Flood Warning Issued

For Prelims:

About Godavari:

  • Also called Dakshin Ganga.
  • It is the largest Peninsular River system and second longest river in India after Ganga.
  • Origin: From Trimbakeshwar near Nashik in Maharashtra and flows into Bay of Bengal.
  • Tributaries: Pravara, Purna, Manjra, Penganga, Wardha, Wainganga, Pranhita (combined flow of Wainganga, Penganga, Wardha), Indravati, Maner and the Sabri.
  • Kumbh Mela is conducted on the banks of Godavari in Nashik.
  • Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River.
  • It was originally called the Pranahita-Chevella project.
  • Polavaram Irrigation Project is another major irrigation project over Godavari River.
  • This will allow Godavari River to be linked with Krishna River through canals.


Source The Hindu

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