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MVSAT Dec 2023

Which of the following is not a tributary of River Krishna?
A) Kapila
B) Bheema
C) Tungabhadra
D) Ghataprabha

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Hint: After the Ganga, Godavari, and the Brahmaputra, the Krishna River is India's fourth-largest river in terms of water inflows and river basin size. The river stretches for nearly 1,288 kilometres (800 miles). Krishnaveni is another name for the river. It is one of Maharashtra's, Karnataka's, Telangana's, and Andhra Pradesh's main irrigation sources.

Complete answer:
The Krishna River flows for around 1400 kilometres from a spring near Mahabaleshwar to the Bay of Bengal. Some of its tributaries include the Tungabhadra, Koyana, Ghataprabha, Musi, and Bhima.

A) The Kabini River is one of the major tributaries of the river Cauvery in southern India. It originates in the Wayanad district of Kerala state by the confluence of the Panamaram River and the Mananthavady River.
B) The Bhima River is a major tributary of the Krishna River in western India, passing through Maharashtra and Karnataka states. It rises in the Western Ghats' Bhimashankar heights and flows southeast through Maharashtra for 450 miles (725 kilometres) before joining the Krishna in Karnataka.
C) The Tungabhadra Dam is located on the river Tungabhadra, which is a tributary of the Krishna River. The dam is located near the Karnataka town of Hospet. It's classified as a multi-purpose dam.
D) The Ghataprabha river is a significant right-bank tributary of the Krishna River, flowing eastward for 283 kilometres until meeting the Krishna River at Chick Sangam. The river basin spans Maharashtra and Karnataka and is 8,829 square kilometres in size.

The correct answer is option (A).

Note: India's rivers play an important role in the lives of its people. The Indian river system is made up of seven major rivers (Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapti, Godavari, Krishna, and Mahanadi) and their various tributaries. The majority of the rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal.