- Vamsadhara River
River Vamsadhara (also called Bansadhara in Orissa) is an important east flowing
riverbetween Mahanadiand Godavari, in Southern Orissaand North Eastern Andhra Pradeshstates in India.
It is situated in the geographic co-ordinates of 18 15 to 19 55 north latitudes and 83 20 84 20 east longitudes.
The river originates near Lanjigarh village in
Kalahandidistrict of Orissa and runs for a distance of about 254 kilometers and joins the Bay of Bengalat Kalingapatnam.
The total catchement area of the river basin is about 10,830 square kilometers.
Tourist attractions of
Mukhalingamand Kalingapatnamin Srikakulam district are located on the banks of this river.
Name of this river originates from words bansa (bamboo) and dhara (water flow). This river originates from forests with bamboo trees. So, it was named as
Bansadharain Oriyaand transliterated as Vamsadharain Telugu.
The Vamsadhara Project
Boddepalli Rajagopala RaoProject was constructed on Vamsadhara river. [ [http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2007061453840400.htm&date=2007/06/14/&prd=th& The Hindu on Vamsadhara project] ] The Vamsadhara project has two canals viz., the left main canal (LMC), irrigating about convert|148000|acre|km2|-1, and the right main canal (RMC) covering an ayacut of convert|62280|acre|km2|0. The left main canal was completed long back. The right main canal was delayed due to various reasons. Gotta Reservoir feeds the right main canal. About 166 villages in seven mandals viz., L.N. Peta, Hiramandalam, Burja, Amadalavalasa, Gara, Sarubujjiliand Srikakulamwill be benefited from the RMC.
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