Rispana River (also Rispana Rao) is a tributary of the Song River that drains central Dehradun in Uttarakhand, India. It emerges from a small spring at the base of Mussoorie ridge near Rajpur village.[1] Currently, the river is contaminated as many of the city's sewage lines empty into the river and it has been encroached upon in many places.[2][3] In 2018, a plan was initiated to revive Rispana, along with Bindal River.[3][4]


  1. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (July 24, 1991). Himalayan Rivers, Lakes, and Glaciers. Indus Publishing. ISBN 9788185182612 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Siddiqui, Nihal Anwar; Tauseef, S. M.; Dobhal, Rajendra (February 18, 2020). Advances in Water Pollution Monitoring and Control: Select Proceedings from HSFEA 2018. Springer Nature. ISBN 9789813299566 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Rispana: For revival, Rispana river divided into 15 sector | Dehradun News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Rawat launches mission to revive Doon's Rispana river". Hindustan Times. May 19, 2018.

Coordinates: 30°15′37″N 78°01′37″E / 30.26037°N 78.02699°E / 30.26037; 78.02699