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The Jaldhaka River, spanning a total length of 192 km. originates in southeastern of Sikkim and in the eastern part of Himalayas. It flows through the Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts of the Indian state West Bengal. The Jaldhaka River has been formed by the merging of three streams at Bindu. The three streams are Bindu Khola, Dudh Pokhri and Jaldhaka, which originate in the small glacial lake, called the Kupukh Pokhri. The prime tributaries that join Jaldhaka in its right bank are the Diana, Naksal Khola, Murti and the Sutunga, among which Diana is the major tributary.
Jaldhaka flows through three major districts of North Bengal – Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Bihar, forming fertile agricultural zone along with the Teesta Basin. The upper course of the river is known for producing medicinal herbs, ginger and fruits like pomegranate and oranges. The middle course consisting of Jalpaiguri district is known for tea and corn production and the lower course is famous for harvesting rice, tobacco and jute.
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