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River Rushikulya

River Rushikulya
The river Rushikulya originates from the Rushyamala hills of the Eastern Ghats in Kandhamal district. It is one of the major rivers of Odisha. The river is 165 km long with the total catchment area is 7700 sq km before it finally empties into the Bay of Bengal.

The river flows from Daringbadi block of Kandhamal and in Ganjam district it flows through Surada, Dharakote, Asika, Pitala, Sheragada, Purusottampur, Hinjilicut, Ganjam and finally at Chhatrapur block. The prominent tributaries of the river Rushikulya are Padma, Boringanalla, Joro, Badanadi, Baghua, Dhanei and Ghodhado. It meets the Bay of Bengal at Puruna Bandha of Chhatrapur block. The city Brahmapur is situated in the basin of Rushikulya.


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