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Periyar river UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • The latest fish kill reported in the Periyar river on May 21 and 22 has brought to light uncontrolled pollution of the river and the misery it heaps on the fish farmers who depend on this lifeline for sustenance

Periyar river

  • The source of the Periyar lies high in the Western Ghats

  • Periyar originates at the southeastern border of Idukki district.

  • The source of the river lies in the remote forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve

  • Periyar, is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in Kerala.

  • It is one of the few perennial rivers in the region and provides drinking water for several major towns.

  • The Periyar is of utmost significance to the economy of Kerala. 

  • It generates a significant proportion of Kerala's electrical power via the Idukki Dam and flows along a region of industrial and commercial activity. 

  • The river also provides water for irrigation and domestic use throughout its course besides supporting a rich fishery.

  • Due to these reasons, the river has been named the "Lifeline of Kerala".

  • Kochi city, is in the vicinity of the river mouth



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Periyar river UPSC NOTE
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