Dwarakeswar River

Dwarakeswar River (also known as Dhalkisor) is a major river in the western part of the Indian state of West Bengal.

Dwarakeswar River
Dhalkisor River
Damodar Map
Location
CountryIndia
StateWest Bengal
CityBankura, Arambag
Physical characteristics
SourceTilboni Hill
 - locationPurulia district, Chota Nagpur Plateau, West Bengal
Discharge 
 - locationRupnarayan River
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftGandheswari River, Kukhra River, Birai River
 - rightShilabati River

Course

The river originates near Madhabpur in Purulia district and enters Bankura district near Chhatna. It cuts across the district flowing past the district headquarters and enters the southeastern tip of East Bardhaman District. It then passes through Hooghly District.[1]

The Silai joins it near Ghatal and the two together are known as Rupnarayan River, which flows into the Hooghly River near Gadiara in Howrah District.

Dwarakeswar River has much sedimentation from low water (any season). In rainy seasons it is filled up with water; then huge sedimentations are blocked the channel, even near Arambagh the channel basin reduced by garbage and anthropogenic (man made) activities.

Projects

There is a proposal for the construction of a dam across the Dwarakeswar. The preliminary project report on Dwarakeswar Gandheswari Reservoir was received by the Central Water Commission in January 2004 for "in-principle" consent for preparation of a detailed Project Report was conveyed to the State Government in March 2004.[2]

See also

List of rivers of India

References

  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, pp 33-34, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ Yadav, Jai Prakash Narayan. "Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1670 to be answered on 2004-7-19". Irrigation Schemes. Ministry of Water Resources. Archived from the original on 2006-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-19.

Coordinates: 23°08′21″N 87°17′11″E / 23.139097°N 87.286377°E

Arambag

Arambag (also spelt Arambagh) is a town with a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of Arambag subdivision.

Badulia

Badulia is a village in Khandaghosh CD Block in Bardhaman Sadar South subdivisionof the Purba Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal in India.

Bahulara

Bahulara is a census village under Onda II village panchayat, in Onda CD Block in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is 5 km (3.1 mi) from Ondagram railway station and 25 km (16 mi) from Bishnupur.

Bankura I

Bankura I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Bishnupur, Bankura (community development block)

Bishnupur (also spelled Vishnupur) is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bishnupur subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Chhatna (community development block)

Chhatna is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Ekteswar

Ekteswar, was earlier a village and now a part of the outskirts of Bankura town in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated on the bank of Dwarakeswar River.

Gandheswari River

Gandheswari River is a tributary, 32 kilometres (20 mi) long, of the Dwarakeswar River and flows in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Flowing south-west of Susunia Hill and north of Bankura it joins the Dwarakeswar near Bhutsahar. It is subject to sudden flooding during rains.

Geography of Bankura district

Geography of Bankura district refers to the geography of the present Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Bankura is one of the districts of Burdwan division. It is situated between 22° 38’ and 23° 38’ north latitude and between 86° 36’ and 87° 46’ east longitude. It has an area of 6,788 square kilometres (2,621 sq mi) On the north and north-east the district is bounded by Bardhaman district, from which it is separated by the Damodar River. On the south-east it is bounded by Hooghly district, on the south by Paschim Medinipur district and on the west by Purulia district.

Indpur (community development block)

Indpur is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Khatra subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Kashipur (community development block)

Kashipur is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Raghunathpur subdivision of Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

List of National Waterways in India

There are 111 officially notified Inland National Waterways (NWs) in India identified for the purposes of inland water transport,

as per The National Waterways Act, 2016. Out of the 111 NWs, 106 were created in 2016. The NW network covers around 20,275.5 km. NW-1, 2, & 3 are already operational. Cargo as well as passenger / cruise vessels are plying on these waterways. Detailed Project Report(DPR) for development of NW-4 & 5 was completed in 2010. The DPR of NW 5 was updated in 2014. For the newly declared 106 NWs, techno-economic feasibility studies have been initiated.

List of rivers of India

This is a List of rivers of India starting with the west moving along the Indian coast southward, then northward. Tributary rivers are listed hierarchically in upstream order: the lower in the list, the more upstream.

The major rivers of India are:

flowing into the Bay of Bengal: Brahmaputra, Yamuna, Ganga (with its main tributaries Ramganga, Kali or Sharda, Gomti, Yamuna, Chambal, Betwa, Ken, Tons, Ghaghara, Gandaki, Burhi Gandak, Koshi, Mahananda, Tamsa, Son, Bagmati), Meghna, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna (and their main tributaries)

flowing into the Arabian Sea:Narmada, Tapi, Sabarmati, PurnaThe remaining rivers are as follows:

Flowing into the Inner part of

Coastal rivers.

List of rivers of West Bengal

List of rivers of West Bengal state, located in Eastern India.

Onda (community development block)

Onda is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Rupnarayan River

The Rupnarayan River is a river in India. It begins as the Dhaleswari (Dhalkisor) in the Chhota Nagpur plateau foothills northeast of the town of Purulia. It then follows a tortuous southeasterly course past the town of Bankura, where it is known as the Dwarakeswar river. Near the town of Ghatal it is joined by the Shilabati river, where it takes the name Rupnarayan. Finally, it joins the Hoogli River. It is famous for the Hilsa fish that live in it and are used in Bengali cuisine. It is also notable for the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) thermal power plant built along its bank at Kolaghat in West Bengal. The river also passes through Bagnan in Howrah district.

Rupnarayan River forms the eastern boundary of district Purba Medinipur with district Howrah.

Salboni (community development block)

Salboni is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Medinipur Sadar subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Sonatapal

Sonatapal is located 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) north-east of Ekteswar, near Bankura town, on the banks of Dwarakeswar River in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.Bankura district was once under the influence of Jainism and a number of Jain relics lie scattered in the district. Jain relics at villages Sonatapal, Bahulara, Dharapat, Harmasrah and Paresnath (near Ambiknagar) are now taken as Hindu relics and some of the intact images are daily worshipped as Hindu deities.Sonatapal contains a large temple ascribed to the Rajas of Bishnupur. It is a remarkably solid and tall brick temple. Close to the temple, and on the low ground, which is under water during floods, are several mounds. The mounds, as well as the temple, are ascribed to Salibahan. The mounds near the river are said to be part of his garh (fort). The old name of the place is said by some to have been Hamirdanga.

Taldangra (community development block)

Taldangra is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Khatra subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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