Subarnarekha river “streak of gold”

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Subarnarekha River (also called Swarnarekha River) tides through the Indian states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.

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As per tradition, gold was mined close the origin of the river at a village named piska nearby Ranchi. This is why it was called Subarnarekha, meaning “streak of gold”. Legend has it that hints of gold were found in the river bed.

presently, people look for suggestions of gold particles in its sandy beds. The name is a grouping of two words meaning gold and line/ streak in Indian languages.

After originating near piska/Nagri, near Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, the Subarnarekha traverses a long distance through Ranchi Seraikela Kharsawan and East Singhbhum districts in the state.

Afterwards, it flows for shorter distances through Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal for 83 kilometres and Balasore district of Odisha. There, it tides for 79 kilometres (49 mi) and seams the Bay of Bengal near Talsari. The total distance of the river is 395 kilometres (245 mi).

The basin of the Subarnarekha is minor than most multi-state river basins in India. The rain-fed river covers a drainage area of 18,951 sq. kilometres (7,317 sq mi).

Some important mineral deposits of the Subarnarekha River basin are ores of copper, iron, vanadium, kyanite, asbestos, barytes, uranium, chromium, gold, apatite, limestone, china clay, talc, dolomite, and building stones.

That river gives gold many villagers near that river find 1-2pieces of gold of wheat grain size in one that which cost nearby 80-1 besides market means a person can earn just 4000 to 5000 per month by that, this work continues all the yeas accept 2 months of flood because of lack of education and knowledge these people sell gold on cheap rates even the soil beside the river also give gold.

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