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Sutlej river

Sat 31 Jul, 2021

Why in news?

  • The pollution in river Sutlej has posed serious health threats to the people living around the Indira Gandhi Canal.
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Punjab and Rajasthan governments to submit quarterly compliance reports to Jal Shakti ministry about remedial action being taken to curb the inflow of effluent discharge into the Satluj and Beas

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  • The ancient name of Sutlej River is Zaradros (Ancient Greek) Shutudri or Shatadru (Sanskrit).
  • It is the longest of the five tributaries of the Indus River that give the Punjab (meaning “Five Rivers”) its name.
  • Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Satluj are main tributaries of Indus.
  • The Sutlej is joined by the Beas River in Hari-Ke-Patan, Amritsar, Punjāb, India, and continues southwest into Pakistan to unite with the Chenab River, forming the Panjnad River near Bahawalpur.
  • The Panjnad joins the Indus River at Mithankot