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River Baitrani

River Baitrani
The river  Baitrani  originates from the Gonasika in the Guptaganga hills of Keonjhar district Odisha. The beginning portion of Baitarani acts as the boundary between Odisha and Jharkhand. It is one of six major rivers of Odisha. The river traverses a total distance of 360 kms before falling into the Bay of Bengal.

A major portion of the river basin lies within the state of Odisha, while a small patch of the upper reach lies in Jharkhand state. The river basin in Odisha is spread in 42 blocks of eight districts in Odisha. The main tributaries are kangira, Ardei, Khairi, handan, De, Kanjharisita, Musal, Kusei, and Salandi river. Dams and barrages on the Baitarani and its major tributary, the Salandi irrigate 61,920 ha. Flooding is a regular phenomenon in the Baitarani basin.


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