Barak River

  • IASbaba
  • December 17, 2022
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In News: The assured depth dredging work of river Barak (NW-16) from Badarpur to Bhanga (10.5 km) has been awarded to Dredging Corporation of  India.

  • Funds have been disbursed by the World Bank to improve the waterways in Assam

Barak River:

  • Barak rises in the Manipur hills and enters the plains near Lakhipur, Assam
  • The river enters Bangladesh as Surma and Kushiyara.
  • Later, the river is called the Meghna and receives the combined flow of the Ganga and Brahmaputra.
  • The principal tributaries of Barak are the Jiri, the Dhaleswari, the Singla, the Longai, the Sonai and the Katakhal.
  • The Barak sub-basin drains areas in India, Bangladesh and Burma.
  • The drainage area lying in India is 41723 sq.km which is nearly 1.38% of the total geographical area of the country.
  • It is be on the north by the Barail range separating it from the Brahmaputra sub-basin, on the east by the Na Lushai hills and on the south and west by Bangladesh.
  • The sub-basin lies in the States of Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Tripura and Nagaland.
  • The hydropower potential of the basin is 2042 MW at 60% load factor.

Source: PIB


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