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Sukapaika River

2022 OCT 27

Preliminary   > Geography   >   Dams and reservoirs   >   Places in news

Why in news?

  • The Sukapaika River which stopped flowing 70 years ago is set to be rejuvenated as the Odisha government has started working on its revival plan following a recent direction from the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

About Sukapaika River:

  • Sukapaika is one of the several distributaries of Mahanadi River in Odisha.
  • It originates from Ayatur Village in Cuttack district and flows some 40 km before re-joining the Mahanadi River in Tarapur

Why has the river dried up?

  • In the 1950s, the Odisha government closed the Sukapaika river mouth enabling the development of the Taladanda Canal System >> This led to the river dying.
  • The process was aggravated by agricultural encroachments that had sprung up on the riverbanks.


Which of the following are the tributaries of Mahanadi river?

1. Musi

2. Hasdeo

3. Sukapaika

4. Ong

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2,3 and 4 only

(c) 1,2 and 4 only

(d) 1 and 4 only