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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

  • 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.

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