However, the entire river stretch and tributaries is being utilized for fishing in unorganized manner. In the past the course of the lower Brahmaputra was different and passed through the Jamalpur and Mymensingh districts. Provides all the important information related to Yamuna. An ancient Shiva temple located in middle of River Yamuna at Ghoorpur, Allahabad. The Yamuna is the biggest tributary of the River Ganges in North India. Despite grossly polluted, it continues to sustain livelihoods of millions of people. Himalayan Segment (Yamnotri Uttarkashi to HKB HR) SANDRP has mentioned in its June 2015 Blog that how built and ongoing dams and hydro projects are biggest threat to River Yamuna in hilly states of Uttarakhand and HP. In fact Yamnotri is considered as first shrine to be visited while on this pilgrimage. In a major[6] magnitude earthquake on April 2, 1762, the main channel of the Brahmaputra at Bhahadurabad point was switched southwards and opened as Jamuna due to the result of tectonic uplift of the Madhupur tract.[7]. The Yamuna is one of the most important rivers in India. policies so far. Many, in pursuit of spiritual inspiration venerate it with great hope. Scared places along River Yamuna The origin point of River Yamuna is famously known as Yamnotri shrine. The river basin of the link canal is Sharda basin, length of this link canal is 384 km and full supply depth is 7.8 m. The discharge of water at starting and ending of the link canal will be 757.32 cumec and 605.77 cumec and the All these streams combined lower down with the Mahananda, now the westernmost river in North Bengal, and taking the name of Hoorsagar finally discharged into the Ganges at Jafarganj, near modern Goalundo. River Yamuna (Figure 1) is the largest tributary of the River Ganga. After traversing for 1376 km finally the river merges into River Ganga at Allahabad, UP. Major Challenges faced by River Yamuna From the threats point of view River Yamuna can be divided into four segments (mentioned in table-6) and every segment is facing its own different kind of challenges and threats. As a result Dolphin, Ghariyal, Turtles, several numbers of aquatic birds and fishes are easily visible downstream of Chambal-Yamuna confluence, upto Allahabad. Pachnada (Fiver Rivers) is a special place in Etawah where five rivers meet, Table-4: Wildlife sanctuaries/ protected areas/ national parks in Yamuna basin. It is the lower portion of the river which is still much alive and clean. This final part of the river is called Meghna. Yamuna river is also called Jamuna and Kalndi at different places along its course. The breaking of a char or the emergence of a new one is also a cause of much violence and litigation. ( Log Out /  Yamuna Basin Map (SANDRP) showing existing and proposed power projects and dams on Yamuna River. Every year on the sixth day of summer Navratra, the birthday of Yamuna is celebrated in Mathura. Shrinking forest areas and receding of glaciers for past few decades have turned many streams run dry, thus reducing the overall water volume flowing in the river. The Jamuna River (Bengali: যমুনা Jomuna) is one of the three main rivers of Bangladesh.It is the lower stream of the Brahmaputra River, which originates in Tibet as Yarlung Tsangpo, before flowing into India and then southwest into Bangladesh.