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Dwarakeswar River

Dwarakeswar River
Dhalkisor River
Country India
State West Bengal
 - left Gandheswari River, Kukhra River, Birai River
 - right Shilabati River
City Bankura, Arambag
Source Tilboni Hill

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


  • Course 1
  • Projects 2
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  • See also 4


It originates from Tilboni hill in Purulia district and enters Bankura district near Chhatna. It cuts across the district flowing past the district headquarters and enters the south-eastern tip of Bardhaman District. It then passes through Hooghly District [1] The Silai joins it near Ghatal and the two together is known as Rupnarayan River, which flows into the Hooghly River near Gadiara in Howrah District.and also in this river have many sedimentation for low water supplying( any season). Of course in rainy season in few days are filled up river basin by water,than huge sedimentation are blocked the channel, even in near arambag city of the channel basin reduced by gurbages andman activity.


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


  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (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. Retrieved 2007-02-19. 

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