Key Facts about Bhima River

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The Bhima River has run dry, leaving 100 villages that relied on it in a difficult situation.

About Bhima River

  • The Bhima River (also known as the Chandrabagha River) is a major river in southwest India.
  • It is a major tributary of the Krishna River.
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    • It originates in the Bhimashankar hills near Karjat on the western side of the Western Ghats, in the Pune District of Maharashtra.
    • Bhima flows southeast through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana.
    • The Bhima River merges into the Krishna River at Kadlur (Raichur) in Karnataka.
  • This 861 km-long river has the Western Ghats on the west, the Balaghat Range in the north, and the Mahadeo Hills in the south.
  • It runs in a well-entrenched valley, and its banks are heavily populated.
  • The total basin area of the river is 48,631 sq. km, out of which 75 percent lie in the state of Maharashtra.
  • The river is rain-fed, and the volume of the river varies based on the monsoonal changes.
  • Major tributaries are the Sina and Nira rivers.
  • Pandharpur is an important pilgrimage centre located on the right bank of Bhima River.

Q1) Which are the major tributaries of the Krishna River?

The principal tributaries joining Krishna are the Ghataprabha, the Malaprabha, the Bhima, the Tungabhadra and the Musi.

Source: Bhima River dries up, leaves 100 villages in lurch