Which River does not Originate from Present Day Madhya Pradesh?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : July 21st, 2022

a. Tapti

b. Narmada

c. Mahi

d. Mahanadi

Madhya Pradesh is the largest state in central India and the second largest state in India by area. The major rivers of the state provide water to Ganga and Yamuna through Sindh, Betwa, Chambal, Kuanwari-Sindh and Son, Rihand & Ken rivers, and the Godawari river basin.

Answer: The river that does not originate from present-day Madhya Pradesh is the Mahanadi river.

Mahanadi river originates from Pharsiya village in Nagri Sihawa, Dandakaranya, Chhattisgarh. It flows through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha and finally drains into the Bay of Bengal. Hirakud dam is built on the Mahanadi river in Sambalpur, Odisha. The word Mahanadi means Great River. Previously it was known by some other names like Kanaknandini, Chitrotpala, Nilotpala, and Mahanad.

The major rivers that originate from Madhya Pradesh are Narmada, Tapti, Shipra, Chambal, etc. There are five river basins in Madhya Pradesh. They are Ganges Basin, Narmada Basin, Mahi Basin, Tapi Basin, and Godavari Basin.

Summary:

Which River does not Originate from Present Day Madhya Pradesh?

Mahanadi river does not originate from present-day Madhya Pradesh. It originates from Nagri-Sihawa, Dhamtari district, Chhattisgarh. It is a 900 km long river that flows through Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

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