Wainganga: A lifeline of Central India
With a basin that spreads across more than 70,000 sq. km. and is a lifeline of Central India, little is found popularly written about the Wainganga. Yet for the people that inhabit the river basin, one often hears, “Yeh Ganga hi to hai!” (This is Ganga itself!). Local folklore alludes that Wainganga is the Vriddha-Ganga (or old Ganga), an epithet also shared by the mighty Godavari, of which Wainganga is one of the main tributaries.