Tributaries of Baitarani River
This river enters a plain at Anandapur thereby creating a deltaic zone at Akhuapada. The river has 65 tributaries. Out of all the tributaries, 35 join from the left side and 30 join from the right side. The river basin in Odisha is spread among 42 blocks of eight districts. The upper Baitarani basin which lies on the western slopes of the Eastern Ghats comprises of the Panposh-Keonjhar-Pallahara plateau.
Significance of Baitarani River
The dams and barrages on the Baitarani and its major tributary, the Salandi, irrigate 61,920 hectares. The Baitarani basin possesses rich mineral and agricultural resources and thus offers an ideal ground for establishment of various industries. However, Baitarani basin face floods regularly.
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