what are the main features of godavari basin ?

Main features of Godavari river:
1.It is ​the largest Peninsular river. It originates from the slopes of the Western Ghats in the Nasik district of Maharashtra.
2.It has a largest drainage system among the peninsular rivers.with a ​length of about 1500 km. It drains into the Bay of Bengal. 
3.​The basin covers parts of Maharashtra (about 50 per cent of the basin area lies in Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
4.Its tributaries are the Purna, the Wardha, the Pranhita, the Manjra, the Wainganga and the Penganga.
5.​it is also known as the ‘Dakshin Ganga’ because of ​ its length and the area it covers.

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The Godavari basin receives major part of its rainfall during the Southwest monsoon period. The other rainy seasons are not so well defined and well spread as the South-West monsoon season. They contribute about 16% of the total annual rainfall in the Godavari basin. The annual rainfall of Godavari basin varies from 3000 mm to 600 mm. The Godavari basin has a tropical climate. The mean annual surface temperature in the Western Ghat area is about 24 oC, and it increases gradually towards the east and attains a maximum of 29.4 oC on the East Coast. During January the mean daily minimum temperature increases from West to East from 15 oC on the Western Ghats to about 18 oC on the East Coast. The mean maximum daily temperature generally exceeds 30 oC in the western part of the Godavari basin and it is only slightly less than 30 oC in the Eastern part.

The population of the basin, based on 2001 census was 60.57 million out of which about 75% live in rural and remaining 25% in urban areas. The density of population is around 194 persons per km 2. Nearly 40% of work force is engaged in cultivation, 30% as agriculture labour and balance 30% in mining, manufacturing etc.
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Godavari is a river that runs from western to southern ends of india and forms one of the largest river basins. It is the second longest river in india and longest in southern india. It originates near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra state and flows east across the Deccan Plateau into the Bay of Bengal in East Godavaridistrict of Andhra Pradesh. The Godavari is a major waterway in central India, originating in the Western Ghats. it is also known as dakshin ganga. Jindhagada Peak is the highest point of the Godavari basin.

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The Godavari is the largest Peninsular river. It rises from the slopes of the Western Ghats in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. Its length is about 1500 km. It drains into the Bay of Bengal. Its drainage basin is also the largest among the peninsular rivers. The basin covers parts of Maharashtra (about 50 per cent of the basin area lies in Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. The Godavari is joined by a number of tributaries such as the Purna, the Wardha, the Pranhita, the Manjra, the Wainganga and the Penganga.

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