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          Godavari rises in the Sahyadris near Triambakeswar, about 80 km from the shore of Arabian Sea, at an elevation of 1,067 m in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. After flowing for about 1,465 km in a general south-easterly direction through Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, Godavari falls into the Bay of Bengal north of Rajahmundry. The basin lies between latitudes 160 16 0 N and 230 43` N longitudes 730 26 E and 830 07 E. The basin extends over an area of 312,813 Sq km, which is nearly 10% of the total geographical area of the country. Out of the total basin area of 312,813 Sq km, the major parts of the basin falls in Maharashtra state. Further, about 38694.02 Sq km which is only 12.36% of the basin area falls in the Chhattisgarh state.