People from madhya pradesh depend fully on narmada river they consider narmada as life line of madhya pradesh. The narmada river also called the reva and previously also known as narbada nerbudda it is also known as life line of madhya pradesh and gujarat for its huge contribution to the state of madhya pradesh and gujarat in many ways.
Narmada river valley is the largest west flowing river and also known as the life line of madhya pradesh.
Narmada river dam name. The sardar sarovar dam is a concrete gravity dam on the narmada river in kevadiya near navagam gujarat in india four indian states gujarat madhya pradesh maharashtra and rajasthan receive water and electricity supplied from the dam. There are 30 major dams 135 medium dams and around 3000 minor dam projects are proposed along with long canals on the narmada basin by nvda. The narmada rises at an elevation of about 3 500 feet 1 080 metres in the maikala.
The elevated river island in the narmada river which is now called sadhu bet was known as wadhita bawa. Narmada river river in central india that has always been an important route between the arabian sea and the ganges ganga river valley. The river was called namade by the 2nd century ce greek geographer ptolemy.
Over 9 000 people were shifted to safer places in gujarat s bharuch narmada and vadodara districts with the narmada river swelling due to heavy inflow from upstream dams officials said on tuesday. Source of the narmada is narmada kund which is located at amarkantak in anuppur district madhya pradesh. Bawa means sadhu or saint said praful vasava an activist from bharuch who works.
New independent review documents failure of narmada dam 11 06 2008 international rivers click to view medha patkar and baba amte narmada bachao andolan 1991 india the right livelihood award click to view large dams on the narmada river friends of narmada river click to view. It forms the traditional boundary between north india and south india and flows westwards. A woman meditates at the amarkantak source of narmada river that runs through 47 districts 1 003 villages hosts 290 temples 263 ashrams and 161 dharamshalas on its banks.
Narmada is the third longest river that flows entirely within india after the godavari and the krishna. Narmada rises from amarkantak plateau in anuppur district madhya pradesh. The foundation stone of the project was laid out by prime minister jawaharlal nehru on 5 april 1961.
The intensity of showers decreased during the day but in the last three days rain related accidents claimed 12 lives in the state said.