By Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De

This ebook examines intimately the well-being of India’s Haora River, that is of important significance because the lifeline of Agartala, the Capital urban of Tripura. From its resource within the Baramura Hills, the river debouches onto the rolling plains of Chandrasadhubari. millions of individuals among Chandrasadhubari and the boundary of Bangladesh have settled alongside the riverbanks and are without delay depending on the river.
Since the Nineteen Seventies the ever-growing inhabitants of the Haora River basin has been exerting large strain at the river. numerous anthropogenic actions impact the river, expanding sedimentation and pollutants, and are prime the Haora River towards its loss of life part.
This ebook provides the issues concerning the final wellbeing and fitness of the Haora River and discusses a few proposals for restoring the ecological stability and geo-political balance of this strategically vital a part of the country.

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2008) and Roy (2004). The nature and extent of bank erosion have been studied for a part of Majuli Island using remote sensing data (Mani et al. 2000, 2003) and the Brahmaputra River channel, Assam, India (Kotoky et al. 2005). 5 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Problem of the River Basin The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE), the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) methods of FAO/UNEP are widely used methods of estimating soil erosion.

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6 km and debouches onto the foothill zone near Chandrasadhubari (83 m). 8 km (up to Jirania, 32 m) from the debouching point. From Jirania, the Haora River flows through the plain with an elevation below 30 m up to the confluence with Titas River (10 m) (Fig. 5). 18 2 Haora River Basin: Location and Geographical Background Fig. 4 Slope map of the Haora River basin Fig. 3 Tectonic Setting The state of Tripura in NE India is considered as a part of the Bengal basin. The Bengal basin owes its origin to the collision between the Indian, Eurasian and Burmese plates (Bannert and Helmcke 1981; Mukhopadhyay and Dasgupta 1988; Ni et al.

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