The latest addition to India’s interstate river water conflicts, the Mahanadi will soon go water deficit if Odisha and Chhattisgarh don’t control their hunger for coal-fired power. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. Naraj is situated at approximately 11 km from Cuttack. India Water Portal is an Arghyam initiative. Media reports said the Central Water Commission would constitute a committee that would “study all aspects” of the Mahanadi river basin. This river flows slowly for about 900 kilometres (560 mi) and deposits more silt than any other river in the Indian subcontinent. Non- Perennial River – Rivers which do not have a constant flow throughout the year are known as non- perennial rivers. While the three anicuts on the Mahanadi are hampering its free flow, another one is being planned by the government. We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. The hills here are an extension of the Eastern Ghats and are a source of many other streams which then go on to join the Mahanadi. Temple sanctuaries of India play an important part in conserving fish diversity in rivers. Here are few previously asked questions on Rivers of India. (HPAS 2005)Answer : Yamuna. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. Gangotri Glacier (Bhagirathi), Uttarakhand, Angsi Glacier in Himalayas in  Tibet, but enters India in Arunachal Pradesh, Merges with Ganga and ends in Bay of Bengal, Originates in Tibetan plateau, Enters India in J&K, Tributary of Ganga, starting at Gomat Taal, UP, Tributary of Ganga, starting at Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, Nepal; Ganges tributary at Indo-Nepal border, Joins Ganga near Katihar district of Bihar, Starts from Bara Bhangal, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, Tributary of Indus river, originates at Rakshastal, Tibet, Meets Beas river in Pakistan and ends at Arabian sea, Rises at Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh, Originates in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, Ends in Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh, Tributary of Krishna river staring at Karnataka, Joins Krishna river along the border of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Rises in Eastern Satpura Ranges, Madhya Pradesh, Drains into Arabian sea via Gulf of Cambay. Your support for our journalism is invaluable. They are also called Periodic Rivers. (GIC AO Exam 2013)Answer: Indus River, Question : ‘Tawa’ is the tributary of which river? You have reached your limit for free articles this month. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. Non-perennial rivers can be further classified into semi-permanent, ephemeral and episodic. There are three main sources form which rivers originate and they are: Let us now have a look at some important rivers with their point of origin and the place where they drain. Learn more about the Mahanadi River in this article. Rivers have always played an important role in human’s life. There are Seven major rivers (Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapi, Godavari, Krishna and Mahanadi )along with their numerous tributaries that make up the river system of India. The Mahanadi penetrates the Orissa plateau at Naraj, where the river flows down amid two mountains and the distance between them is one mile. ; Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, the world’s largest masonry dam and India’s largest dam in length is built across Krishna River. In this interview, Joy talks about his work as an activist working in rural Maharashtra, and how he came to work on water conflicts in India. 13’, and more, Kerala govt. A new study, Mahanadi: Coal Rich, Water-Stressed sheds light on how both Odisha and Chhattisgarh have locked horns over the distribution of waters of the Mahanadi river. Rivers in India can be categorized in many ways out of which some prominent ways are: Let us first understand these categories one by one. It mainly consists of those rivers which flow only during the rainy season and usually originate in plateau region. ( MP Police SI Exam 2014)Answer : Narmada, Question : On which river is Chamba situated? Mahanadi River, river in central India, rising in the hills of southeastern Chhattisgarh state. The latter reiterating that work on the barrages began more than a decade ago and had too far gone for a halt. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. Like many other seasonal Indian rivers, the Mahanadi too is a combination of many mountain streams and thus its precise source is impossible to pinpoint. They are also known as Permanent River. Soil health is declining in India: Report, Loan waiver alone cannot solve farmers' woes: Experts, Solar irrigation cooperative to solve groundwater crisis. Perennial River – Rivers that flow throughout the year are called perennial river. The Mahanadi (‘Great River’) follows a total course of 560 miles (900 km) and has an estimated drainage area of 51,000 square miles (132,100 square km). It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings. It’s a support for truth and fairness in journalism. Perennial rivers include The Ganges and The Yamuna. The 851-km-long river originates in the Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh, flows through the state and then Odisha before joining the Bay of Bengal at Odisha’s coast. ; Mettur Dam on Kaveri River is considered as the oldest dam in India constructed in 1934.; Sardar Sarovar Dam is built on Narmada … These rivers are found in areas with arid climates where evaporation tends to be greater than precipitation. Two states and a river: More power or more water? Odisha has contended that the construction of barrages and weirs over the river would leave insufficient water to the Hirakud dam, the most important reservoir in the State. This dispute between the two States come in the backdrop of the recent violence in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over a Supreme Court judgment on the sharing of the Cauvery river water. They usually originate from mountains. under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 IN license. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. Rajim kumbh mela has left the Mahanadi river crying for attention. They are found in regions with humid climate where evaporation rates are much lesser than the rainfall. Water Initiatives, Odisha (WIO), the leading voice of water in Odisha for nearly three decades, has invited nominations from individuals and communities for the 3rd batch of Odisha Water Honours. Almost all the rivers originating in the Himalayan region are perennial rivers. Civilizations tended to grow up in river valleys as they provide irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, electricity, as well as provide livelihoods. The Mahanadi is a major river in East Central India. Tons River is the largest tributary of Yamuna. Semi-permanent are those rivers which are deprived of the flow 1 to 25 percent of time. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. In conversation with K. J. Joy of SOPPECOM, River conservation efforts need to be prioritised, Nominations invited for third batch of Odisha Water Honours. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! All content on this website is published Examples of Non- perennial river are Godavari, , Krishna, Kaveri, etc.