River Nila | 14 May 2020

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Recently, the Ministry of Tourism organised a webinar- ‘Exploring River Nila’ as a part of the Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series.

Key Points

  • River Nila is also known as Bharathapuzha and Ponnani.
  • Origin: Amaravathipuzha originating from Thrimoorthy Hills of Anamalais in Tamil Nadu joins with Kalpathipuzha at Parali in Palakkad District and forms Nila.
  • Drainage Area: Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
    • It flows westward through Palakkad Gap (most prominent discontinuity in the western ghats) and drains into the Arabian Sea.
  • Main Tributaries: Kannadipuzha (Chitturpuzha), Kalpathipuzha (Korapuzha), Gayathripuzha and Thuthapuzha
  • Malampuzha dam is the largest among the reservoirs built across Bharathapuzha.

Source: PIB