Narmada River the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh

  • Maa Narmada River flows in central India.
  • It is also known as Reva River.
  • Length of this river is about 1310 km.
  • It is the third-longest river after Godavari and Krishna.
  • Originates from the plateau of Amarkantak in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Place that is 8 kilometers from Amarkantak, this river forms the Dugdhara Falls and at a distance of 10 kilometers, it forms the Kapiladhara Falls.
  • Maa Narmada River forms a traditional border between North India and South India.
  • It covers a distance of 1,312 km from east to west before falling into the Arabian Sea via the Gulf of Khambhat. The place is 30 km  west of Bharuch city of Gujarat.
  • A unique feature of Maa Narmada is that it flows from east to west.
  • India’s rivers flow towards the east. It is also called the “lifeline of Madhya Pradesh
  • Maa Narmada River flows through the fertile plains of alluvial soil known as “Narmadaghati”.
  • Narmada valley extends for about 320 km.
  • Tributaries Rivires from the south come and join it, including the Shaar, Shakkar, Dadhi, (Tawa the largest tributary) & Ganjal. At the same time other important tributaries like Deer, Barna, Choral, Karam, and Lohar join from the north.
  • Maa Narmada passes through a total of 4 states  Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.
  • Maa Narmada  goes westward and falls into the Gulf of Khambat.
  • Maa Narmada is the fifth-longest river in the Indian subcontinent.
  • There are four main dams  Maheshwar Dam, Indira Sagar Dam, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Ranipur Dam, etc.
  • Tributaries of Maa Narmada are Shar, Shakkar, Dadhi, Badnera, Banjar, Tawa, Deer, Barna, Choral, Karam, and Lohar, etc.
  • Geographical location of the Maa Narmada supernatural for Central India.

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