Narmada river river in central india that has always been an important route between the arabian sea and the ganges ganga river valley. Source of the narmada is narmada kund which is located at amarkantak in anuppur district madhya pradesh.
River narmada. The foundation stone of the project was laid out by prime minister jawaharlal nehru on 5 april 1961. Narmada rises from amarkantak plateau in anuppur district madhya pradesh. People from madhya pradesh depend fully on narmada river they consider narmada as life line of madhya pradesh.
The swollen narmada river inundated several villages in narmada vadodara and bharuch districts while the authorities said the water leven in the dam which stood at 132 9 at 5pm on monday just six metres away from its full reservoir level frl capacity of 138 68 metres may rise further. There is a prominent mention of narmada river in mahabharata ramayana and vedas. Narmada parikrama thus holds an immense significance among the hindu devotees.
The narmada river is the only river in india which runs in a rift valley running west amid the vindhya and satpura mountain ranges despite the fact that the mahi and tapti river run through rift. Heavy rainfall in parts of gujarat on sunday created a flood like situation in many areas including bharuch where over 2 000 people from inundated areas along the narmada river were evacuated. 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.
The river was called namade by the 2nd century ce greek geographer ptolemy. They had criticized thakkar who had stated that ssd operators could have possibly avoided massive disastrous flood flow for the downstream area by staggering the releases from ssd in narmada river over a longer period starting in mid august. Hordes of pilgrims perform a consecrated circumambulation of this river in order to get drenched in purity and spirituality.
It forms the traditional boundary between north india and south india and flows westwards. The gujarat government agency controlling ssd sardar sarovar narmada nigam ltd ssnnl endorsed the analysis by the ex officials stating the. The narmada rises at an elevation of about 3 500 feet 1 080 metres in the maikala.
Narmada is the third longest river that flows entirely within india after the godavari and the krishna.