Sukapaika River

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    In Context

    • Recently, the NGT has directed the state government of Odisha to revive Sukapaika River within 6 months.

    About Sukapaika River

    • Sukapaika is one of the several distributaries of the mighty Mahanadi river in Odisha.
    • It branches away from the Mahanadi at Ayatpur village in Cuttack district and flows for about 40 kilometers (km) before rejoining its parent river at Tarapur in the same district.
    • It covers three blocks such as Cuttack Sadar, Raghunathpur and Nichintakoili of Cuttack.
    • Sukapaika river is an important system of the Mahanadi to control floodwater and maintain the flow in the river as well as the Bay of Bengal.

    Source:TH