Bakreshwar River
StateJharkhand, West Bengal
Physical characteristics
 • locationKopai River

The Bakreshwar River is a tributary of the Mayurakshi River. It originates in Santhal Parganas division of Jharkhand.[1] It then flows through Birbhum district and meets the Kopai River. The combined waters flow into the Mayurakshi River in Murshidabad district.[2]

Neel Nirjan

When traveling along the Panagarh–Morgram Highway one has to turn left a little after Dubrajpur for Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station and its reservoir named Neel Nirjan (meaning blue solitude). It is gaining in popularity as a tourist spot.[3] The thermal power station is near Chinpai.


Bakreshwar canal provides irrigation.[1]


  1. ^ a b Selim, Mohammad, Irrigation Projects in Birbhum District,Paschim Banga, February 2006, (in Bengali), Birbhum special issue, p. 151, Information and Culture department, Govt. of West Bengal
  2. ^ "Birbhum District". District Administration. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
  3. ^ Sarkar, Joydeep, Paryatan Boichitre Birbhum Jela, Paschim Banga, p. 200

23°47′50″N 87°46′36″E / 23.797215°N 87.77672°E / 23.797215; 87.77672