Shivnath River

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Shivnath River (शिवनाथ नदी)
Shivanath River
Country India
State Chhattisgarh
City Durg
Source maskaskasa ganv
Mouth Mahanadi
 - location Shivarinarayan, Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh
Length 383 km (238 mi)

Shivnath River is the longest tributary of Mahanadi River, which it joins in Khargahni in Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh, India. It has a total course of 290 kilometres (180 mi). The name comes for the god Shiva in Hinduism.

Source[edit]

Shivnath originates from Panabaras Hill, 624 metres (2,047 ft) above sea level in the Ambagarh Chowki division of Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh .

Course[edit]

The river flows in the north-east direction for 300 kilometres (190 mi) from its source and joins the Mahanadi River near the town Shivrinarayan.[1][2][3][4]

Sale[edit]

The river was sold by the government of Madhya Pradesh to Radius Water Limited in 1998, to much controversy by locals.[5] Arvind Kejriwal discussed this controversy in his book Swaraj.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trade treaty trauma on nature - River activist apprehends WTO air strike in globalised world". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Shivnath River". Mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Sharad K. Jain; Pushpendra K. Agarwal; Vijay P. Singh. Hydrology and Water Resources of India. Books.google.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rivers of Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़ की नदियां - इंडिया वाटर पोर्टल (हिन्दी)". Hindi.indiawaterportal.org. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Makarand Purohit (June 3, 2013). "The 15-year old battle for the Shivnath river still rages!". India Water Portal. 

Coordinates: 21°43′46″N 82°28′33″E / 21.7295°N 82.4758°E / 21.7295; 82.4758