Revival of Sukapaika river in Odisha
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26th Oct, 2022
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Odisha government to revive a dead river in next six months by earmarking a dedicated fund for the purpose.
About Sukapaika River
- Sukapaika River is a dead river, originates from Mahanadi River.
- It traverses a length of 27.50KM and then falls at Bankala in the same Mahanadi River.
- It covers three blocks such as Cuttack Sadar, Raghunathpur and Nichintakoili of Cuttack.
- The mouth of the river was closed during the year 1950 for development of Taladanda Canal System and for flood protection in the delta of Sukapaika.
- Mahanadi River, river in central India, rising in the hills of southeastern Chhattisgarh state.
- It is one of the most-active silt-depositing streams in the Indian subcontinent.
- Main tributaries: Seonath, the Jonk, the Hasdeo, the Mand, the ib, the Ong and the Tel.