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Godavari

(gōdä`vərē), river, c.900 mi (1,450 km) long, rising in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra state, W central India, and flowing SE across the Deccan Plateau through Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states to the Bay of Bengal. The Manjra and Indravati rivers are its chief tributaries. Below RajamahendravaramRajamahendravaram
or Rajahmundry
, city (1991 pop. 401,397), Andhra Pradesh state, E central India, in the Godavari River delta. It is a center of the tobacco industry and headquarters of the Godavari irrigation works.
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 (Rajahmundry), c.50 mi (80 km) from the coast, the river divides into two streams that form a large delta. The delta, site of some of the earliest European settlements in India, has an extensive navigable irrigation-canal system, linking the region to the Krishna River delta to the southwest. A dam NW of Rajamahendravaram provides water for irrigation and generates hydroelectricity. The Godavari River is sacred to Hindus and has several pilgrimage centers on its banks.

Godavari

 

a river in peninsular India. It is 1,450 km long and drains an area of 290,000 sq km. The Godavari originates on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, crosses the Dec-can plateau in a deep valley, and empties into the Bay of Bengal, forming a large delta. It has rapids in the upper reaches and as it enters the coastal plain. The river has high levels of water in the summer, when the flow rate during wet years reaches 40,000–60,000 cu m/sec. It is used for irrigation primarily in the lower reaches, irrigating some 4,000 sq km, and is navigable in the middle course and in the delta. Its principal branch is the Gautami Godavari, which is navigable by large vessels. The construction of dams, huge hydroelectric power plants, and irrigation systems is under way. The city of Rajahmundry is located on the Godavari.

Godavari

a river in central India, rising in the Western Ghats and flowing southeast to the Bay of Bengal: extensive delta, linked by canal with the Krishna delta; a sacred river to Hindus. Length: about 1500 km (900 miles)
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The incident occurred on Friday, the last day of Maha Godavari Pushkaram, when the Chief Minister was going from Padmavati Ghat in Rajahmundry to Kotilingala Ghat to review the arrangements made for the last minute rush of pilgrims.
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About a dozen teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been carrying out rescue operations in Srikakulam, Nalgonda, Guntur, West Godavari, Prakasam and Mahbubnagar, PTI reported.
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