Author: Abhishek Singh

Which is the Widest River in India?

Widest River of India – Brahmaputra Brahmaputra is the widest river of India as well as in the Asian sub continent. The river has many major rivers as its tributaries like- Manas, Dihang and Lohit etc; contributing enormously into the flow of Brahmaputra. Manas River is ranked 9th in the world in terms of discharge which is 7641 cubic meters/second and contributes to nearly 5.5% in Brahmaputra’s flow. The bank to bank width of Brahmaputra reaches to around 26 km in Dibrugarh, Assam; which may reach up to 36 km during the monsoon. The Brahmaputra is Trans Boundary River; that is, it flows through China, India and Bangladesh and is also the few rivers in India having a masculine name (‘Brahma-putra’meaning ‘the son of Brahma’). The Brahmaputra flows for 3848 km (2391 miles) with its depth ranging from 38 mtrs to 120 mtrs at different locations. The third highest mountain peak in the world- ‘Kanchenjunga’ (3586 mtrs) is the highest mountain in Brahmaputra Basin. Brahmaputra is also the longest river flowing in India, in terms of water discharge. The average water discharge of Brahmaputra is 19,800 cubic meter/second, which may reach up to 100000 cubic meter/second during floods. The upper reaches of Brahmaputra were unexplored till 1984-86; when its origin from a glacier in the ‘Mansarovar Lake’ region was established. The Mythology of Origin Both India and Tibet have their...

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Children’s Day Slogan

Children’s Day in India is celebrated on 14th November on the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India- Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru; or ‘Chacha Nehru’ as he was fondly referred to by the children across India. Nehruji believed that the prosperity and growth of a nation tomorrow depends on how its children are loved and nurtured today. This is the reason he shared a deep and cordial relationship with the children of India irrespective of their ethnicity, religions and beliefs. There had been numerous incidents during his tenure as the Prime Minister when he had gone out of way to just to meet the children who were part of the crowd. He used to say that ‘children are like flower buds in a garden and should be carefully nurtured’. Speech on Children’s Day for Students | Speech on Children’s Day by Principal | Children’s Day Speech for Teachers | Welcome Speech for Children’s Day Celebration Jawaharlal Nehru well understood the need of primary education to every child- during his tenure as the Prime Minister he guaranteed primary education to every child, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or ethnicity. During his tenure he had taken many decisions for improving the social and educational status of underprivileged children. On children’s day we are reminded of the role our children will play in the nation building tomorrow. It teaches us to love the children, nurture them instilling good...

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Largest Masonry Dam in the World

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam built across the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar in Nalgonda district of south Indian state of Telangana is the tallest and largest masonry dam in the world. The dam was constructed as a major part of Indian Green Revolution started in India during early 1960s under the Prime Ministerial leadership of Late Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri. The construction of the dam was done in between 1955 to 1967 and the complete project cost to the Government of India was INR 132.32 crore. The reservoir of the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam with a total capacity of 408.24 Tmcft (1 Tmcft = 1 Billion cubic ft) is the second largest in India superseded by only the Indirasagar Dam (430 Tmcft) in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The dam standing 409 ft (124.663 mtr) tall from its deepest foundation and approx 4.86 km (approx 3 miles) long (including the masonry and earthen dam); was and still is the greatest masonry dam in the world. Today the dam provides the irrigation water along with electricity to at least seven major districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh- Prakasham, Krishna, West Godavari and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh; Nalgonda, Khammam and Suryapet in Telangana. Location of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam The dam is built across the Krishna River in the town of Nagarjunasagar in Nalgonda district of Telangana state. The town is surrounded with lush...

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Largest Earth Dam in India

The largest Earth Dam in India is Banasura Sagar Dam which impounds ‘Karamanathodu’ a tributary of Kabini River and is part of major project taken up by the Government Of India in 1979 to support irrigation and domestic needs for water of a region facing scarcity of water during the dry seasons and also to support Kakkayam Dam by supplying water. The Banasura Sagar Dam was commissioned in 2005 and supports Kakkayam Hydroelectric Power Project. The dam is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest in Asia and is named after ‘Banasura’ – a Hindu mythological figure and son of Bali. The dam is the most sought after tourist destinations of North Kerala and offers nature in its pristine forms surrounded by lush green landscapes. Location of Banasura Sagar Dam The dam lies in Western Ghats region of southern state of Kerala. It is located at a distance of 22 km from the municipal town of Kalpetta which is the head quarter of Wayanad District as well as Vythiri Taluka. Kalpetta is at a distance of 72 km from Kozhikode and about 140 km from Mysore. The drive from Kalpetta to Banasura Sagar Dam on SH 54 is around 20 km and takes around 50 minutes; through lush green hills, tea estates and sugarcane fields. Even the dam offers a greener view which is otherwise absent...

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First Largest Masonry Dam in the World

The ‘Jawa Dam’ in Jordan is an ancient masonry dam built around 3000 BC. It is the oldest known dam in the world and the largest of its kind. Though, the dam is damaged now due to human intervention; its remnants still remain to testify one of the worlds’s first engineering wonders and a structural feat of its time. The dam was one of the largest water conservation projects of its time in what was then called ‘Mesopotamia’. It was a masonry gravity dam at the upstream side, wall of which was reinforced with stones on back to provide additional strength against the hydraulic pressure; a constructional marvel ahead of its time. The dam was the largest among the number of dams built in and around the city of Jawa to support its agricultural and settlement requirements. Location of ‘Jawa Dam’ The ramparts of the dam are located at Jawa in Jordan- an Arab country in Western Asia. Jordan is located on the east bank of the Jordan River. The Jawa Dam lies 90 kilometers east to the city of Al-Mafraq; which is also a military town of Jordan and around 25 km North East to the city of Safawi. Al- Mafraq lies on National Highway 10 connecting the capital of Jordan- Amman to Baghdad. The Jawa Dam is located at the mouth of a valley or ravine known...

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