Saturday, February 6, 2010

Luni River

Luni River Basin is located in south-western Rajasthan, between latitudes 23o41' and 27o05' and longitudes 71o04' and 74o42'.
The Luni is a river of western Rajasthan state, India. It originates in the Pushkar valley of the Aravalli Range, near Ajmer and end in the Rann of Kutch (Gujarat).
The Luni flows southwest through the Marwar region to empty into the Rann of Kutch. It and its tributaries drain the western slopes of the Aravalli Range, and its watershed encompasses 37,363 km², which includes all or part of Ajmer, Barmer, Jalor, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Pali, and Sirohi districts and Mithavirana Vav Radhanpur region of Banaskantha North Gujarat. Its major tributaries are the Sukri, Mithri, Bandi, Khari, Jawai, Guhiya and Sagi from the left, and the Jojari River from the right.
It is also known as Lavanavari river. It means "Salt River" in Sanskrit.
Rising in the western Aravalli Range in the state of Rajasthan, where it is known as the Sagarmati, it flows south-west and enters a patch of desert before dissipating into the Rann of Kutch, traversing a total of 530 km. In spite of the high salinity, it is a major river in the region and serves as a primary source of irrigation

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