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Jhelum river UPSC NOTE


  • It is a river that runs between India and Pakistan.

  • It is an Indus River tributary.

  • The Jhelum also known as Vyeth in Kashmiri, Vetesta in Sanskrit, and Hydaspes in Greek

  • It begins in the Verinag Spring in Anantnag, at the foot of the Pir Panjal range in the Kashmir Valley.

  • It then passes through Srinagar and Wular Lake before entering Pakistan.

  • On its way to Pakistan, the river carves a steep, tight valley.

  • It merges with the Chenab River at Trimmu in Pakistan

  • The major tributary of the Jhelum is the Kishenganga (Neelum) River, which joins near Muzaffarabad and flows into Pakistan's Punjab province.

  • The Kunhar River is the river's second major tributary, connecting Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Pakistan via the Kohala Bridge of Kanghan Valley.

  • Sandran River, Bringi River, Arapath River, Watlara River, Lidder River, and Veshaw River are also tributaries

  • Uri Dam is a 480 MW hydroelectric power station on the Jhelum River near Uri in Baramula district of the Jammu and Kashmir, India. 

    • It is located very near to the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan.

  • The Mangla Dam is a multipurpose dam situated on the Jhelum River in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. 

    • It is the sixth-largest dam in the world



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