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Narmada Valley

Narmada Basin



Narmada River Valley or the Narmada Basin spans across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat and is formed by the Narmada River - the fifth largest and the longest west-flowing river in India. The valley lies between east longitudes 72 32' and 81 45' and north latitudes 21 20' and 23 45'.

Narmada River Valley has an elongated shape (like a thin ribbon) and measures 953 km from east to west and has a maximum width of 234 km from north to south. The Vindhya hills (north), Satpura ranges(south), Maikala ranges(east) and the Arabian Sea(west) form its boundaries.

Of its total length, 87% of the valley falls in Madhya Pradesh alone. The rest 2% of its length is in Maharashtra and the remaining 11% in Gujarat.



Updated on 14th July, 2005

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