🖤 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 Damudar

▪️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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