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Musi River, Ananthagiri Hills Overview

It is the tributary of Krishna River in the Deccan Plateau which flows through the state of Telangana. It was known as Muchukunda River in earlier days. Hyderabad stands on the bank of this river which divides the city between the old and the new. The river originates in Ananthagiri Hills near Vikarabad. The Purana Pul is the oldest bridge over the river in Hyderabad. Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar are the two dams which are constructed over the river.

It rises in the Ananthagiri hill in Ranga Reddy district and flows into the Krishna at Vedapally in Nalgonda district. Vikarabad is the birthplace of Musi. The Purana Pul was constructed in 1579 A.D. during the reign of Ibrahim Qutub Shah. Until the early decades of 20th century, the Musi River was the cause of flood devastation in Hyderabad. On 28 September 1908, Musi River was the reason for the devastating floods in Hyderabad.

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The Current Situation

The river has become a dumping site for domestic and industrial waste because of lack of planning and impartial urbanization. It was once the mighty river which has become a dumping giant now. The river is dying a slow death affecting the health of the citizens. As it passes through Hyderabad, it converts into a giant sewer. Years of neglect has made the river to come among the most polluted rivers in the country. Crores ofRupeess has been spent for treating it but no progress has been seen.

Despit being a part of National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) for the past six years, 2 projects undertaken by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and many other projects no significant change has been come into notice. The industrial waste contaminates the gound water. The Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) were set up to take care of this, but no progress has been observed in the decaying condition of Musi River.

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Yoga Saravan Tummala 1 year ago
It's not close anathagiri and anathagiri hills are both different place

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