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HOSHANGABAD WILL BE RENAMED ‘NARMADAPURAM’

HOSHANGABAD WILL BE RENAMED ‘NARMADAPURAM’

Context

The city of Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh will be renamed ‘Narmadapuram’, the state government will send a proposal to the union government in this regard.

Details

  • The city of Hoshangabad was named after Hoshang Shah.
  • He was the first Sultan of the Malwa Sultanate of Central India who was formally appointed to the post.
  • The city was founded in 1406 and served as a defence against Gond invaders.
  • The announcement was made by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of the Narmada Jayanti programme.
  • It is located in central India, on the south bank of the Narmada River.

About Narmada River

  • Narmada is the largest west flowing river of peninsular India.
  • Narmada basin lies in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
  • The total area of this river basin is 98,796 Sq.km.
  • It rises from the Maikala range near Amarkantak in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Narmada drains into the Arabian Sea through the Gulf of Khambhat.
  • The major part of the basin is covered with agriculture accounting to 56.90%.

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