Mahakali River – UPSC Prelims

Mahakali River:
  • The Mahakali River, also called Sharda and Kali River originates at Kalapani in the Himalayas in the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand.
  • The river flows along Nepal’s western border with India. It joins Ghaghra River, a tributary of the Ganges.
  • Mahakali Treaty: 
    • It is an agreement between the Government of Nepal and the Government of India regarding the integrated development of the Mahakali River.
    • The treaty was signed in 1996.
    • The treaty recognizes the Mahakali River as a boundary river between the two countries.
  • Why in News?
    • Government is building a bridge over this river in Dharchula, Uttarakhand.
    • This will be the second motor bridge on the India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand. The other one, the Banbasa bridge, is situated in the Champawat district.

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