Betwa River is a perennial river which originates in Madhya Pradesh and flows up to Uttar Pradesh before merging in River Yamuna as it is the tributary of the river. Betwa River is an ancient river as the information regarding this river is also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. On the confluence of Yamuna and Betwa, Hamirpur district comes into existence which is situated in Uttar Pradesh.
Indian Navy has given the name ‘INS Betwa’ to one of its guided missile frigates based on the river name as a mark of respect. There are various dams and irrigation projects which are operated on the Betwa River and it is also the part of river linking project.
Ten Lines on Betwa River in English
10 Lines on Betwa River – Set 1
1) Betwa River is a north Indian river that flows in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
2) It originates from the north of Vindhya Range in Hoshangabad district in MP.
3) River Betwa flows to the north-east of Madhya Pradesh to Orchha in Uttar Pradesh.
4) After entering Uttar Pradesh, Betwa River empties itself into the River Yamuna.
5) The length of Betwa River is 573 km and coverage area is about 12620 square km.
6) 232 km of Betwa River lies in Madhya Pradesh and rest 358 km lies in Uttar Pradesh.
7) Approximately, half of the course of Betwa River is not navigable which is in Malwa Plateau.
8) The Jamni and Dhasan rivers are the main tributaries merging in Betwa River.
9) At the confluence of Yamuna and Betwa River, district Hamirpur is located in Uttar Pradesh.
10) The Indian Navy named one of its warships as ‘INS Betwa’ in the honour of the River.
10 Lines on Betwa River – Set 2
1) Betwa River is an important river that emerges from north India.
2) This river is a tributary of the Yamuna River.
3) It traces its course in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states of India.
4) The Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh is the originating point of the Betwa River.
5) Betwa River is 590 km in length.
6) It passes through the Bhopal, Vidisha, Jhansi, etc districts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
7) Jamni, Dhasan are regarded as chief tributaries of the river Betwa.
8) Betwa River meets river Yamuna in Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
9) It finally empties in the Bay of Bengal after meeting with the Ganga River.
10) Ken-Betwa Linking project of Madhya Pradesh states about linking of Ken River with Betwa River.
10 Lines on Betwa River – Set 3
1) Betwa is a major river of Madhya Pradesh state of India.
2) The ancient name of the Betwa River is Vetravati.
3) Tourist spots like Orcha, Bhojeshwar temple, Saanci, and Devgarh are situated along this river.
4) Rajghat Dam, Parikchha Dam, Matatila Dam, and Dhurwara are built on the Betwa River.
5) Rahatgarh, Bhalkund, Sukuwa-Dhukwa waterfalls on Betwa River are beautiful visiting places.
6) It is considered an important river of the Bundelkhand district of Uttar Pradesh.
7) It is because the river water is utilized by people for drinking purposes.
8) Betwa River fulfills the needs of the people of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
9) The river is used for irrigation and power generation.
10) A combat ship has been named INS Betwa by the Indian Navy in the name of Betwa River.
10 Lines on Betwa River – Set 4
1) Betwa River is a tributary of River Yamuna which flows into the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and it is a perennial river.
2) The Betwa River originates from Jhiri village which is 50 km from Bhopal in the Vindhya mountain range from where the river starts its journey.
3) After flowing 216 km in Madhya Pradesh, the river enters in Uttar Pradesh and meets Yamuna River at Ghatampur near Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh.
4) In Sanskrit, Betwa River is known as “Vetrawati” and the river is also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata along with Charmanvati or Chambal River.
5) While complying with the inter-state agreement between the states of UP and MP, Betwa River board was constituted under Betwa River Board Act 1973.
6) Violation of environmental rules and regulations by the industries are the main cause of Betwa River pollution.
7) Betwa River is mainly polluted due to the industrial and urban garbage from the districts of Mandideep, Bhopal, Vidisha and Raisen.
8) The river is being linked along with Ken River as a part of Ken-Betwa River linking project in Madhya Pradesh.
9) Another important project which is being carried out is the construction of ‘Matatila Dam’, a joint venture between Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
10) There are various dams which are constructed on Betwa River viz, Rajghat Dam, Matatila Dam, Parichha Dam and Dhurwara Dam which are located in UP and MP.
In recent years, rigorous violation of rules and regulations has led to pollution in Betwa River. The river is highly polluted in the areas of Mandideep, Bhopal, Vidisha and Raisen districts of Madhya Pradesh. These pollutants are mainly industrial and hazardous garbage that is affecting aquatic and as well as human life. The Betwa River is selected by the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) for its cleaning and pollution control.