The cigars known in England as Lunkas are partly made from tobacco grown on lankas or islands in the Kistna.
He also projected the anicut on the Kistna (Krishna), which was carried out by other officers.
The early history of Kistna is inseparable from that of the northern Circars.
On the north-east the kings of Kalinga at one time ruled over the entire line of seaboard from the Kistna to the Ganges.
Kurnool near Baneganapalle between the rivers Pennar and Kistna.
The principal rivers are the Tungabhadra and Kistna, which bound the district on the north.
I am informed that the Yerukalas of the Kistna district are divided into two classes—sheep and goats practically.
In utility for irrigation the Kistna is also inferior to its two sister streams, the Godavari and Cauvery.
The Kistna here flows chiefly through uninhabited jungles, sometimes in long smooth reaches, with intervening shingly rapids.
Mohammedan rule, however, had never as yet extended further south than the river Kistna.