Agrani

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Agrani river (अग्रणी नदी)
Location
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra, Karnataka
DistrictSangli
Belgaum
CityShirdhon(शिरढोण), Hingangaon (हिंगणगाव), Sambargi (संबरगी)
Physical characteristics
Length97 km (60 mi)
Basin features
River systemKrishna river

Agrani river originates near Balwadi (बलवडी) on Khanapur plateau (Khanapur tehsil of Sangli district). At origin, there is a small tree temple of great Agastya rishi(अगस्त्य ऋषी). After Vajrachounde(वज्रचौंडे) (Tasgaon tehsil), river turns and flows to Southeast direction. In Sangli district, it travels for 62 km(Khanapur tehsil- 22.5 km; Tasgaon tehsil- 14 km; KM tehsil- 25.5 km), after which, in Karnataka near Athani village it finally joins river Krishna. Agrani is proved to be lifeline of draught prone Kavathe Mahankal tehsil.

The river has also been the subject of a major desilting project.[1][2]

Agrani river rejuvenation project is being implemented under 'Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan'. This project is proving very effective in rejuvenating the lost river at its origin.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villagers, NGO join to revive Agrani river".
  2. ^ "Sangli: 107 villages join hands to rejuvenate Agrani River Basin". 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ Janata Darbar (2015-10-07), Janata Darbar JD EP. 145- Agrani Nadi cleaning, retrieved 2017-12-31