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Mahanadi

(məhä`nədē), river, c.550 mi (885 km) long, rising in S Chhattisgarh state, central India, and flowing north then east through a gorge in the Eastern Ghats, across Odisha (Orissa) state, forming a delta before entering the Bay of Bengal near Cuttack. The Tel and Hasdo rivers are its main tributaries. The Hirakud Dam, at Sambalpur, is the world's largest earthen dam and supports several hydroelectric plants. The Mahanadi irrigates a fertile valley whose chief crops are rice, oilseed, and sugarcane.
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Mahanadi

a river in E India, rising in Chhattisgarh and flowing north, then south and east to the Bay of Bengal. Length: 885 km (550 miles)
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Mahanadi river water is shared by five states - Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Other interesting sites around town include the Mahadev temple, on the banks of Mahanadi river, the ancient market place which is in ruins and Buddhist monasteries, which are proof of the influence of this religion in the region.
Summary: Kendrapara (Odisha) [India], Jan 3 (ANI): The death toll in the boat capsize incident in Mahanadi river near Nipania in Kendrapara in Odisha has reached nine after eight more bodies were recovered late on Wednesday night.
Though Cuttack, which is an hour away from capital Bhubaneswar and juts out into the Mahanadi river delta, is about 85 kilometres away from the nearest sea coast, it still gets its fair share of rains, which have caused a few problems to cricket in the past.
Apart from Paradip and Dhamra, we are developing deep-water ports at Subarnarekha and Gopalpur, a riverine port on Mahanadi river and a chain of 12 other non-major ports.
Due to the incessant rainfall, the water levels of Mahanadi River, Baitarani River, Tel River, and Indravati River have increased.
The BJP leader also criticised the Odisha government for not utilising water from the Mahanadi River.