Mahanadi River Current Affairs, GK & News

Odisha CM inaugurated state’s Longest Bridge over Mahanadi

On December 20, 2021, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik inaugurated T-Setu over River Mahanadi. Key facts about T-Setu T-Setu is Odisha’s longest bridge, constructed over Mahanadi River in Cuttack district. It is a 3.4 km long and 7.5 metre wide bridge. Bridge connects Gopinathpur in Badamba, Baideswar in Banki to Singhanath Pitha, which is ..

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Odisha: Only state to have all three species of crocodiles

Odisha has become the only state in India to have all the three species of crocodiles. Key Points Three species in the state of Odisha are: Reptile freshwater Gharials at Satkosia in Mahanadi, Muggers in Bhitarkanika National Park and Saltwater crocodiles. Odisha has witnessed natural nesting of Gharials (a critically endangered species) for the first ..

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Gharial Hatchlings seen in Odisha

Forest Department of Odisha has witnessed an adult Gharial surrounded by 28 hatchlings at Satkosia gorge in Mahanadi river which is considered as southernmost limit of gharials’ home range in India. How is it significant? Forest department has been trying for 15 years to increase the population of gharials in their natural habitat in Odisha. ..

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Task force on river-linking approves the Mahanadi-Godavari link

The task force on Interlinking of Rivers has approved the Mahanadi-Godavari Link on February 25, 2021. Approval was given to the preparation of final detailed project report on proposed Mahanadi -Godavari link. Highlights The linking project was approved by ensuring the utilisation of allocated Godavari waters by the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The ..

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500-year old Temple submerged in Mahanadi found

The Archaeological Survey team has recently claimed that a 500 year old temple that submerged in the waters of Mahanadi resurfaced. Highlights The Mahanadi river that changed its course 150 years due to flooding had submerged the Padmabati village where the temple is located. There are more than 22 villages in the region that are ..

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