Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sabarmati River

Sabarmati River Basin is situated in the mid-southern part of Rajasthan, between latitudes 23o25' and 24o55' and longitudes 73o00' and 73o48'.
Sabarmati River Basin is situated in the mid-southern part of Rajasthan, between latitudes 23 degree 25` and 24 degree 55` and longitudes 73 degree 00` and 73 degree 48`. The Sabarmati River originates from the ranges of Arravalli in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, Western India. The river is about 371 km in length. In its initial course, the river is also called as Wakal. The river empties into the Gulf of Cambay of Arabian Sea. The river traveses a stretch of about 400 Km. To the east of the river lies theBanas and Mahi Basins, to its north the Luni Basin and to its west the West Banas Basin. The southern boundary of the river is the border with Gujarat State. The total area of the Basin is 4,164 km square.
The river extends over parts of Udaipur, Sirohi, Pali and Dungarpur Districts. Sabarmati River flows in a southwesterly direction.The main tributaries of the Sabarmati river are Wakal river and the Sei Nadi, which also rise in the Aravali hill range west of Udaipur city and flow south-westwards in courses generally parallel to the Sabarmati river. Owing to the construction of the Dam at Dharoi, Sabarmati Carries only Dry Weather Flow without any assimilative capacity and starts stinking right at the beginning of the city as major storm water outlets discharges Sewage and Industrial waste waters.
On the banks of the river are located Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. There is a legend of how Sultan Ahmed Shah was inspired to establish Ahmedabad. It is said that while he was resting on the bank of Sabarmati river he got inspired by the courage of a rabbit to chase a bully dog. On the banks of the river Sabarmati, Gandhiji established Sabarmati Ashram during India`s Struggle for Independence.

No comments: