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Dwarakeswar River

Dwarakeswar River
Dhalkisor River
Damodar Map.jpg
StateWest Bengal
CityBankura, Arambag
Physical characteristics
SourceTilboni Hill
 ⁃ locationPurulia district, Chota Nagpur Plateau, West Bengal
 ⁃ locationRupnarayan River
Basin features
 ⁃ leftGandheswari River, Kukhra River, Birai River
 ⁃ rightShilabati River

Dwarakeswar River (also known as Dhalkisor) is a major river in the western part of the Indian state of West Bengal.


The river originates near Madhabpur in Purulia district and enters Bankura district near Chhatna. It cuts across the district flowing past the district headquarters and enters the southeastern tip of East Bardhaman District. It then passes through Hooghly District.[1]

The Silai joins it near Ghatal and the two together are known as Rupnarayan River, which flows into the Hooghly River near Gadiara in Howrah District.

Dwarakeswar River has much sedimentation from low water (any season). In rainy seasons it is filled up with water; then huge sedimentations are blocked the channel, even near Arambagh the channel basin reduced by garbage and anthropogenic (man made)[clarification needed] activities.


There is a proposal for the construction of a dam across the Dwarakeswar. The preliminary project report on Dwarakeswar Gandheswari Reservoir was received by the Central Water Commission in January 2004 for "in-principle" consent for preparation of a detailed Project Report was conveyed to the State Government in March 2004.[2]

See also

List of rivers of India


  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (in Bengali), Vol I, pp 33-34, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  2. ^ Yadav, Jai Prakash Narayan. "Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1670 to be answered on 2004-7-19". Irrigation Schemes. Ministry of Water Resources. Archived from the original on 2006-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-19.