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Yamuna

(yä`mənə) or

Jumna

(jŭm`nə), river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, rising in the Himalayas, N India, and flowing generally SE, through the Shiwalik Range, past Delhi, to the GangesGanges
or Ganga
, river, c.1,560 mi (2,510 km) long, rising in the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand state, India, and flowing generally southeast through NE India across a vast plain to the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh; the most sacred river of Hindu
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 River at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh state; the Chambal and Betwa rivers are its main tributaries. The Yamuna's confluence with the Ganges is sacred to Hindus; AllahabadAllahabad
, city (1991 pop. 844,546), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. On the site of Prayag, an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city, Allahabad was renamed Prayagraj by the state government in 2018, but the change has not yet been formally approved by the national government.
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 is a major pilgrimage center. Along the Yamuna's banks are many historic monuments, including the Taj MahalTaj Mahal
, mausoleum, Agra, Uttar Pradesh state, N India, on the Yamuna River. It is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and the finest example of the late style of Indian Islamic architecture.
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 at Agra. Formerly an important trade artery, the Yamuna is now the source of irrigation for Uttar Pradesh and Punjab states, and it also suffers from heavy pollution, most especially in the Delhi area. As a result, the river is, except during the monsoon season, severely polluted and greatly reduced in flow below Delhi. The East Yamuna, West Yamuna, and Agra are the major canals on the river.

Yamuna

 

(also Jumna, Jamuna), a river in India, the longest and largest tributary of the Ganges. The Yamuna is 1,384 km long and has a basin area of 351,000 sq km. It rises on the southern slopes of the Zaskar Range in the central Himalayas. In its upper reaches it flows mainly through a deep gorge and in its middle and lower course, through the Indo-Gangetic Plain, where it divides into branches and channels. Summer high water, resulting from monsoon rains, causes frequent flooding. There is a relatively low discharge at other times of the year. The river is navigable below Delhi, and its waters are extensively utilized for irrigation. Among the cities situated on the Yamuna are Delhi, Agra, and Allahabad.

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It is worth noticing that the river Yamuna flows through six districts of Delhi and low-lying areas are prone to flooding.
Now, we are planning to build a project and divert the water from these three rivers into Yamuna river.
Days before, the high court in India's Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark judgment declaring the Yamuna river - and another of India's holiest waterways, the Ganges - "living entities".
The NGT- appointed committee of experts highlighted that the rehabilitation of Yamuna floodplains destroyed by AOL's ' World Culture Festival' will cost ` 42 crores and take almost 10 years.
Mathura SSP, Manjil Saini said, "There is high security alert and both National highway and Yamuna expressway are sensitive areas.
Both the Elbe and the Yamuna are central to Hamburg and Delhi's futures.
10 November 2010 - Indian rating agency CRISIL on Tuesday raised its ratings on the bank facilities of Yamuna Power and Infrastructure Ltd to BBB-/stable/P3 from BB+/stable/P4+.
The Yamuna flooded several parts of the capital on Saturday as the water level climbed two metres above the danger mark, threatening to submerge more low-lying areas.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): After breaching the danger mark few days back, the water level in Yamuna river in Delhi has become constant at 206.60 meters, informed Deepak Kumar, an official from Irrigation and Flood Control Department (I&FCD) on Wednesday.
This is the story of 13 Delhi government divers who made several deep dives to take out the bodies of two young boys when their boat capsized in Yamuna, near Timarpur, last week.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 20 (ANI): Water level in the Yamuna river on Tuesday morning crossed "danger mark" as Haryana released more water from Hathni Kund barrage.