Aji River (Gujarat)

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Aji River (આજી નદી)
Aji River Basin.jpg
View of river basin from railway bridge at Rajkot
Country India
State Gujarat
Region Saurashtra
Districts Rajkot district, Jamnagar district
 - left Nyari River
City Rajkot
Landmark Aji Dam 1 (Aji Dam 2) ( Aji Dam 3)
 - location Jasdan mountain range, Rajkot district, Gujarat, India near tramba village
Mouth Gulf of Kutch, Arabian Sea
 - location Ranjitpara [1], Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Length 164 km (102 mi)
For other rivers of same name, see Aji River (disambiguation)

Aji River is one of the main rivers of saurashtra (region), Gujarat State. It is called the lifeline of Rajkot City[citation needed] and separates Rajkot in east-west parts.[2] There are four dams on Aji River, the water from which is used for agriculture and as drinking water.

Purification Project[edit]

Rajkot Municipal Corporation has started project for the purification of Aji River and to provide retaining walls and plantations at both ends.[3] Originating from the hilly areas of Sardhar and Hingolgadh, it has a length of 250 km and flows into the gulf of Kutchh. Some of the major tributaries of Aji are the Nyari, Khokaldadi,Bhankudi & Dondi rivers originating from the hills of Sardhar near Atkot. There are major irrigation projects on Aji, but none of them support any canal system for irrigation.


  1. ^ "Mouth Location", Retrieved on January 14, 2008
  2. ^ "Rajkot and Aji River", Retrieved on January 14, 2008
  3. ^ "Purification Project", Retrieved on January 14, 2008

Coordinates: 22°56′N 70°28′E / 22.933°N 70.467°E / 22.933; 70.467