THE LIFELINE OF SURAT
3. Naming the Tapi River
4. River Basin and tributaries
5. List of tributaries
6. Places of Interest
7. Tapi, the Lifeline of Surat
8. How the potable water reaches to the consumer?
9. Biodiversiity around Tapti
10. Major Ecological Problems
11. National Action Plan on Biodiversity
12. Hazira Industrial Belt
15. Graphs Based on reports obtained
Surat also known as Suryapur is the commercial capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative capital of Surat district and one of the fastest growing cities in India with a population in 2010 nearly the double of that in 2001. As of 2010 Surat is the Fifth most populous city and Seventh largest metropolitan area of India. Surat with its twin city Navsari has a population of over 6.2 million. The city has been ranked 36th in the list of world's largest cities. Surat Metropolitan Region is widely regarded as one of the cleanest Metropolitan Regions in the country with the city proper being the third cleanest city in India. The city is located 306 km south of state capital Gandhinagar, and is situated on the left bank of the Tapti River, 14 miles from its mouth. A moat divides the older parts of the city, with its narrow streets and handsome houses, and the newer suburbs. The city is largely recognized for its textile and diamond businesses. It is also known as the diamond capital of the world and the textile capital of India. 92% of the world's diamonds are cut and polished in Surat. It has one of the highest GDP growth rates in India at 11.5% as of 2008. Surat was the primary port of India during the Mughal period, a distinction it lost to Bombay during the British Raj.
The Tapti River ancient original name Tapi River, is a river in central India. It is one of the major rivers of peninsular India with a length of around 724 km. It is one of only three rivers in peninsular India that run from east to west - the others being the Narmada River and the Mahi River. The river rises in the eastern Satpura Range of southern Madhya Pradesh state, and flows westward, draining Madhya Pradesh's Nimar region, Maharashtra's Kandesh and east Vidarbha regions in the northwest corner of the Deccan Plateau and south Gujarat, before emptying into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea, in the Surat District of Gujarat. The river, along with the northern parallel Narmada river, form the boundaries between North and South India. The Western Ghats or Sahyadri range starts south of the Tapti River near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Tapti (Tapi) River empties into the Gulf of Khambhat near the city of Surat in Gujarat. Name
The Tapti River originates in the Betul district from a place called Multai. The Sanskrit name of Multai is Mulatapi, meaning origin of Tāpī Mātā or the Tapti River. Tāptī is the daughter of Surya, the Sun God and his wife, Chhaya. The Tapi River in Thailand, was named after India's Tapti River in August 1915.
The basin lies mostly in the northern and eastern districts Maharashtra state, including Amravati, Akola, Buldhana, Washim, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar, and Nashik districts, but also includes the Betul and Burhanpur districts of Madhya Pradesh and the Surat district of Gujarat. River basin and tributaries
The Tapti River basin encompasses an area of 65,145 km², which is nearly two percent of the total area of India. The basin lies in the states of Maharashtra (51,504 km²), Madhya Pradesh (9,804 km²) and Gujarat (3,837 km²). List of tributaries
The principal tributaries of the Tapti River are the Purna River, Girna River, Panzara River, Waghur River, Bori River and Aner River. Other tributaries include: * Shiva River in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra State
* Gomai River in Nandurbar
* Vaki River in...