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  • Published
    28th Jul, 2023

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Srivilliiputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve

About:

  • Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve is the fifth tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu.
  • It lies in the Western Ghats
  • Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger Reserve is Tamil Nadu's fifth tiger reserve and India's 51st.
  • Srivilliputhur was well-known as the Grizzled Giant Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Bengal tigers, elephants, gaurs, Indian giant squirrels, leopards, Nilgiri tahrs, and other animals can be observed here.
  • It’s a blend of tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, dry deciduous and moist mixed deciduous woods, and grassland in this area.
  • SMTR is also adjacent to the Kalakad-Mundanthurai reserve. The Srivilliputhur end is about 45 km from Virudhunagar town.

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Tel Tsaf site

According to a paper published in Israel in 2022, records from the Tel Tsaf site shows cotton fibers originated in the Indian subcontinent around 5200 BCE.

Tel Tsaf site:

  • Tel Tsaf, a Middle Chalcolithic site, is located in the central Jordan Valley.
  • Cotton fibres found at Tel Tsaf are younger than the cotton strings found at Mehrgarh copper beads.
  • Excavations unearthed have four architectural complexes where each consists of a closed courtyard with round or rectangular rooms and numerous rounded silos.
  • Burials were found within or adjacent to silos.

Common findings include- flints, pottery, animal bones, 150 clay sealings (bullae) and imported items like artifacts of basalt and obsidian, beads, sea shells, Nilotic shell and pottery items of Ubaid culture of north Syria

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‘Gomti River’ declared as a non-perennial river


Irrigation department of the Uttar Pradesh has declared the River Gomti as a “non-perennial river”.

What are Non-perennial river?

  • The non-perennial rivers are those rivers that have no water flow for the whole year.
  • For e.g. - Godavari, Krishna, etc. These rivers are non- perennial mainly because they do not originate from the glacial areas like Ganga, Yamuna, Indus, etc.
  • The Godavari is the second-longest river after the Ganga in India.

About the River:

  • River Gomti starts from Gomat Taal which is famous because of Fulhaar jheel that is close to Madho Tanda situated in Pilibhit, India.
  • This river covers about 900 kilometers which is about 560 miles and it flows through Uttar Pradesh and joins the Ganges close to Saidpur, Kaithi in Ghazipur.
  • This river starts at its origin and after crossing 20 kilometers, it joins the small river and the name is Gaihaaee.
  • This river is very lean until it arrives at Mohammadi Kheri which is about 100 kilometers from its starting point.
  • It is a tehsil of Lakhimpur Kheri district and at this district; the river meets some other tributaries.
  • Tributaries: The tributaries and sub-tributaries of Gomti are-
    • Sukheta
    • Choha
    • Andhar Choha
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