The River System of India-General Knowledge Questions and Answers

The River System of India-General Knowledge Questions and Answers

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The river system of India can beclassified into four groups,

1. Himalayan rivers

2. Deccan (Peninsular) rivers

3. Coastal rivers and

4. Rivers of inland water drainage.

-> Most of the Indian rivers flow into the Bay of Bengal but some like Narmada,Tapti and Periyar flowinto the Arabian Sea.

-> Luni, Machhu, Rupen, Saraswati,Banas and Ghagghar are examples of rivers with inland water drainage,i.e. they do not empty into the ocean but get lost into the sand.

-> Five rivers of erstwhile Punjabare Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Jhelum and Chenab.

-> The river also known as DakshinGanga is Godavari.

-> The Brahmaputra is known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet and as Dihang in Arunachal Pradesh. The Brahmaputra river is known as Jomuna in Bangladesh.

-> The river known as Singi Khamban(Lion's mouth) in Tibet is River Indus.

-> The river known as Bengal’ssorrow is River Damodar.


-> Prayag or Allahabad is believedto be the confluence (sangam) of these rivers Ganga, Yamuna and themythical Saraswati.

-> The Ganges is also known as the Bhagirathi since King Bhagirath was responsible for bringing it from the heavens to the earth. The Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda join at Devprayag to form the Ganga. The part of the River Ganga which flowsinto Bangladesh is known as Padma.

-> The number of Indian rivers which have been classified as major rivers by the Government is twelve.


-> There are three Trans-Himalayan rivers which originate in the high Tibetan Plateau and cut across the mighty Himalayan ranges. Indus,Brahmaputra, and Sutlej.

-> The largest river flowing through the state of Rajasthan is the Chambal river.

Cities and Rivers


Indian City

River

Delhi

Yamuna

Agra

Yamuna

Patna

Ganga

Haridwar

Ganga

Allahabad

confluence of Ganga and Yamuna

Varanasi

Ganga

Guwahati

Brahmaputra

Kanpur

Ganga

Jabalpur

Narmada

Bharuch

Narmada

Lucknow

Gomti

Hyderabad

Musi

Nasik

Godavari

Srinagar

Jhelum

Vijayawada

Krishna

Kolkata

Hooghly

Ahmedabad

Sabarmati

Surat

Tapti

Thiruchirapalli

Cauveri

Cuttack

Mahanadi

Ayodhya

Saryu

Ludhiana

Sutlej



Dams and Rivers


Dams

Rivers

Nagarjunasagar

Krishna

Pochampad

Godavari

Srisailam

Krishna

Sardar Sarovar

Narmada

Ukai

Tapti

Hirakud

Mahanadi

Bhakra Nangal

Sutlej

Pong (Maharana Pratap Sagar)

Beas

Thein (Ranjit Sagar)

Ravi

Baglihar

Chenab

Chutak

Suru

Panchet

Damodar

Maithon

Barakar

Tehri

Bhagirathi

Koyna

Koyna

Mettur

Kaveri

Krishnaraja Sagar

Kaveri

Alamatti

Krishna

Mullaperiyar

Periyar

Gandhisagar

Chambal

Nimoo Bazgo

Indus


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