Mon, 10 Apr 2023



Barak river:

It rises in the Manipur hills and enters the plains near LakhipurAssam. The river enters Bangladesh as Surma and Kushiyara. Later, the river is called the Meghna and receives the combined flow of the Ganga and Brahmaputra. Recently depth dredging work of river Barak has been awarded to Dredging Corporation of  India.


Kalakkad Mudanthurai Tiger Reserve:

The Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) lies  in Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu is one of the protected areas having diverse flora and fauna. It was declared as the “First Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu” and the 17th Tiger Reserve of the country. It consists of the Kanyakumari Wildlife sanctuary in the south and the Nellai Wildlife Sanctuary in the North. Recently, two researchers from Tamil Nadu have spotted a rare moth species for the first time in India in the buffer zone of Kalakkad–Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve.



It is an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Mannar situated south of Pamban Island. The island belongs to India and forms a part of the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, best known for its unique coral reefs. Recently, the dead coral reefs were observed near Kurusadai (Tamil Nadu).


Bhaisalaotan barrage:

It lies in the Valmikinagar of West Champaran  district of Bihar. It is  a famous tourist spot where  a dam is built on the river Gandak (Gandak Project) for the purpose of irrigation.  Recently, under Namami Gange Program, the development of river front on Gandak River  in this region has been undertaken .


Kushiyara river:

The Kushiyara River is a distributary river in Bangladesh and Assam . It forms on the India-Bangladesh border as a branch of the Barak River when the Barak separates into the Kushiyara and Surma. The waters of the Kushiyara originate in the state of Nagaland and pick up tributaries from Manipur, Mizoram and Assam. Withdrawal of waters from Kushiyara has been the bone of contention between India and Bangladesh.

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