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Daily News Analysis


13th November, 2023 Geography


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  • The Bhima River has dried up, putting 100 villages that rely on it in jeopardy.


  • The Bhima River (the Chandrabagha River) flows through southwest India.
  • It is a significant tributary of the Krishna River.
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  • It comes from the Bhimashankar hills near Karjat on the western side of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra's Pune district.
  • The Bhima River flows southeast through Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana.
  • The Bhima River joins the Krishna River in Karnataka at Kadlur (Raichur).
  • The Western Ghats border the river on the west, the Balaghat Range on the north, and the Mahadeo Hills on the south.
  • It flows through a densely populated valley.
  • The river's overall basin area is 48,631 square kilometers, with 75 percent of it being in Maharashtra.
  • The river is rain-fed, and its volume varies according to monsoonal variations.
  • The Sina and Nira rivers are major tributaries.
  • Pandharpur is a significant pilgrimage site on the right bank of the Bhima River.


The river system in India is not only a geographical feature but also a crucial aspect influencing the socio-economic and cultural life of the country. Discuss the significance of major river systems in India and their impact on the diverse regions they traverse.