Mahanadi River

  • Mahanadi is major river in East Central India.
  • The Mahanadi River system is the third largest of peninsular India after Godavari and Krishna, and the largest river of Odisha state.
  • It flows through Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
  • It rises from a place near Sihawa in Bastar hills in the state of Chhattisgarh to the south of Amarkantak.
  • Major Tributaries of the Mahanadi river
    • Seonath River
    • Hasdeo River
    • Mand River
    • Ib River
    • Jonking River
    • Tel River
  • Mahanadi valley is known for its fertile soil and flourishing agriculture. Hirakud Dam across the river is longest major earthen dam in India.
  • Its basin is bounded by the Central India hills on the north, by the Eastern Ghats on the south and east and by the Maikala range on the west.

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