Damodar river

Damodar river

▪️ Damodar river rises in the hills of the Chotanagpur plateau and flows 
through a rift valley. 

▪️Damodar River is a river flowing across the Indian states of Jharkhand and West Bengal. 

▪️Damodar River is known as Damuda.  

▪️The word damu stands for holy and da signifies water.  

▪️ Rich in mineral resources, the valley is home to large-scale mining and industrial activity. 

▪️ It has a number of tributaries and subtributaries, such as Barakar,  
Konar, Bokaro, Haharo, etc. 

▪️The Barakar is the most important tributary of the Damodar.

▪️Several dams have been constructed in the valley, for the generation of  
hydroelectric power.  

▪️ The valley is called “the Ruhr of India”. 

▪️The first dam was built across the Barakar River, a tributary of the  
Damodar river. 

▪️ It used to cause devastating floods as a result of which it earned the name "Sorrow of Bengal". 
▪️ Now the river is tamed by constructing numerous dams. 

▪️ It joins the Hugli River 48 km below Kolkata

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