Gopalpur UPSC | Explained

Gopalpur On Sea UPSC | Explained | Why In The News ?

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Khanjar becomes the first Indian Navy ship to call at the heritage coastal port of Gopalpur in Odisha.

About Gopalpur :

  • Gopalpur is is a natural, deep sea port on the east coast of India.
  • It is 160 km south of Paradip and 260 km north of Visakhapatnam.
  • Gopalpur has an ancient sea port which was operational during the heyday of maritime Kalinga region.
  • It is identified with the site Mansurkota located near Gopalpur, just below the mouth of the river Rushikulya.
  • Gopalpur lies on a 4 km stretch of barren coast line, with no mangrove or tropical forests.
  • The coast line falls in the rain-shadow of the region.
  • The climate in the region is tropical wet and dry.
  • The region receives rainfall in both advance and retreat of the Southwest monsoon.

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Khanjar

  • INS Khanjar is a Khukri-class corvette, currently in service with the Indian Navy.

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About Rushikulya River : 

  • The Rushikulya River is one of the major rivers in the state of Odisha and covers entire catchment area in the districts of Kandhamal and Ganjam of Odisha.
  • The Rushikulya originates at an elevation of about 1000 metres from Daringbadi hills of the Eastern Ghats range.
  • The place from where the river originates, Daringbadi is called the ‘ Kashmir of Odisha ‘.
  • The river lies within the geographical coordinates of 19.07 to 20.19 north latitude and 84.01 to 85.06 east longitude.
  • It meets the Bay of Bengal at Puruna Bandha in Ganjam.
  • Its tributaries are the Baghua, the Dhanei, the Badanadi etc.
  • It has no delta as such at its mouth.v

Which Is/Are The Correct Statement ?

  1. Gopalpur is is a Artifical, deep sea port on the east coast of India.
  2. Gopalpur has an ancient sea port which was operational during the heyday of maritime Kalinga region.
  3. There Are mangrove or tropical forests In Gopalpur Region of Odisha .
  4. The coast line falls in the rain-shadow of the region.
  5. The climate in the region is tropical wet and dry.
  6. The place from where the river Rushikulya originates, Daringbadi is called the ‘ Kashmir of Odisha ‘.
  7. Rushikulya River Does Not Have Any Tributary

Choose The Correct Statement And Check Your Perfomrnace 

Source : Newsonair 

 

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