Western Flowing Rivers of India – I (Narmada River)

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  • Which is India’s first electricity driven River-linking project? – Narmada-Kshipra Simhastha Link.
  • To Know: Narmada water is lifted from Sisliya reservoir in Indore district upto the starting point of Kshipra river, and is released into an attractive pit. Narmada water reaches the starting point of Kshipra river through a ten kilometre long concretised canal.

 

Benefits of project

  • For the first time Kshipra received auspicious water from which river for Simhastha sanan 2016 at Ujjain? Narmada
  • The five cusecs of Narmada water released into the starting point of Kshipra river, ensures availability of water during recently held Simhastha at Ujjain.
  • Will meet existing and future drinking water requirements of Ujjain and Dewas cities.
  • It will also fulfil water requirements of Dewas-based industries, suburban drinking water requirements of Dewas-Indore Road and over 150 villages situated between the starting point of Kshipra River and Ujjain city.
  • Release of Narmada water into Kshipra River will also recharge and increase groundwater table in the region. As a result, ample water will be available in wells, tube-wells and ponds. Power consumption on lifting water will come down when water level goes up.

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What is the distinct feature of India’s Western flowing rivers? – They flow from the Eastern direction towards West and there is not so much proliferation of these rivers (i.e., their number is not very significant as compared to India’s Eastern flowing rivers)

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Which are the most important Western flowing rivers of India? – Narmada, Tapti (or Tapi), Sabarmati and Mahi

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What is the major difference between India’s Western flowing rivers and Eastern flowing rivers? – Western flowing rivers are bereft of deltas whereas Eastern flowing rivers make large deltas on their way to the ocean (This is largely due to the fact that Western flowing rivers pass through many gorges, V-shaped valleys and they are swifter than their Eastern counterparts)

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Western flowing rivers of India usually merge into which oceanic entity? – The Arabian Sea (Hence western flowing rivers in India are also called as the rivers falling into or flowing towards the Arabian Sea)

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Which is India’s longest Western flowing river? – Narmada (With a length of around 1300 Km, it is the fifth largest river of the Indian subcontinent)

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What was an ancient name of Narmada, which was mentioned in some old scriptures? – Rewa

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What is a distinct feature of Narmada River as far as its location is concerned? – This river is generally perceived as the geographic barrier between North India and South India

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Which is the originating point of Narmada River? – Narmada Kund at Amarkantak, situated in the Maikal Range (Border of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh)

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Narmada River passes through how many Indian states before falling into the Arabian Sea? – Four (Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat)

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In which state Narmada has its maximum length? – Madhya Pradesh (1,077 km.)

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Which famous falls are situated on Narmada River? – Dhuandhara Falls and Bhedaghat Falls (Madhya Pradesh)

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Narmada River passes through which two famous mountain ranges? – Vindhya Range and Satpura Range

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A large portion of Narmada River flows through which type of valley? – V-shaped Valley

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Which plateau lies to the north of Narmada River? – Plateau of Malwa

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Which huge dam has been built over the Narmada River? – Sardar Sarovar Dam

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Narmada River falls into the Arabian Sea through which bay situated in Gujarat? – Bay of Cambay

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Which famous temple towns are situated on the banks of Narmada River? – Omkareshwar and Maheshwar (both in Madhya Pradesh)

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Which are the major cities situated on the banks of Narmada River? – Jabalpur, Hoshangabad, Dewas (all 3 in Madhya Pradesh) and Bharuch (Gujarat)

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