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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Basin Details : Narmada Basin Organisation

The Narmada is the largest West flowing and fifth largest river of India. It drains a large area in Madhya Pradesh besides some area in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The Narmada basin lies between East Longitudes 72o 32' to 81o 45' and North Latitudes 21o 20' to 23 o 45'. It flows through Deccan trap in between Vindhya and Satpura ranges of hills before falling into the Gulf of Cambay in the Arabian Sea.The Narmada drains an area of 98796 sq km. out of which nearly 87% lies in Madhya Pradesh. The state wise distribution of drainage area is shown in Table below

The Narmada basin map is as below:-

Narmada Basin

Basin Map

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