Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project: ERCP

Chambal River basins Dams, ERCP

In Rajasthan Budget 2018. the Chief Minister has announced several schemes to the tune to Rs 52,000 crore, including development of the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) at cost of Rs 37,500 crore (1). The detailed project report for the ERCP has been sent to the Centre and Central Water Commission (CWC) has already approved its working. Background of Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project: ERCP The surface water of Rajasthan has been divided into Continue Reading

Ancient rivers of Rajasthan: Sarasvati and Drishadvati


Whenever there is mention of ancient rivers of India,  three rivers emerge in Hindu ethos, viz., Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati. In Vedic geography, there is a mention of Sapta Sindhu, i.e., seven rivers in which Sarasvati attains an important description. Most of these rivers exist even today except Sarasvati which has disappeared completely.  Information on Prehistoric India comes from two distinct sources: The literary tradition represented in the main by the Continue Reading

Rivers of Inland Drainage in Rajasthan: Ghaggar-Hakra, Kantli, Kakni, Ruparel, Sahibi rivers

One of the most interesting feature about drainage system of Rajasthan is that nearly 60.2 percent of of the area of state has inland drainage system. Nearly all of this area lies wet of Aravalli divide and includes a large number of separate basins like Sota-Sahibi basin, Kantli basin, Barah Basin and streams in Luni basin. Ghaggar-Hakra River Ghaggar-Hakra River  is a season river in India and Pakistan that flows Continue Reading

Chambal River: Origin, Tributaries, Basin, Dams and Concerns

Chambal River Chambal river is one of the cleanest perennial rivers of India. It originates at Janapav, south of Mhow town, on the south slope of the Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh. Chambal flows north-northeast through Madhya Pradesh, running for a time through Rajasthan, then forming the boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh before turning southeast to join the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. It ends a confluence of five rivers, including Continue Reading

Banas River: Origin, Tributaries, dams, Concern

Banas River Banas river originates in the Khamnor Hills of the Aravalli Range, near Kumbhalgarh in Rajsamand.  It is a tributary of the Chambal River and is approximately 512 kilometres in length. It is also known as ‘Van Ki Asha‘ (Hope of forest). There is another river in Rajasthan with name of Banas, which flows in western direction and is also called as West Banas River. Banas River Summary Sheet Origin Khamnor Continue Reading