Questions related to rivers and river systems are commonly asked in the general awareness section of various competitive exams. To help you in your preparation, we have compiled information regarding the Indian river systems. In this blog, we bring to you all the information regarding the river systems in India.
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|River system||Total length (km)||Catchment area (km2)||Left bank tributaries||Right bank tributaries|
|3,21,289||Zaskar, Suru, Soan, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Satluj||Shyok, Gilgit, Nubra, Khurram, Tochi, Gomal, Sangar, Kabul|
|1,94,413||Siang/Dibang, Lohit, Dhansiri, Burhi Dihing, Kopili||Subansiri, Kameng,Manas, Sankosh, Raidak, Jaldhaka, Teesta|
|Ganga||2510||8,61,452||Ramganga, Gomti, Ghagra, Gandak, Kosi, Mahananda||Yamuna, Son, Tamsa, Punpun|
|Yamuna||1376||3,66,200||Hindon, Rind, Sengar Varuna||Chambal, Sindh, Betwa, Ken, Tons|
|Narmada||1312||98,796||Burhner, Banjar, Sher, Shakkar, Dudhi, Tawa, Ganjal||Tendoni, Hiran, Barna, Kolar|
|Tapi||724||65,145||Nesu, Arunavati, Buray, Panjhra , Bori, Girna, Waghur, Purna, Mona, Sipna||Vaki, Gomai, Arunavati, Aner|
|Godavari||1465||3,12,812||Indravati, Purna, Pranhita, Sabari||Pravara, Manjira, Maner|
|Krishna||1400||2,58,948||Bhima, Musi, Munneru||Ghatprabha, Malaprabha, Tungbhadra|
|Cauvery||805||81,155||Harangi, Hemavati, Shimsha, Arkavati||Lakshmantirtha, Kabbani, Suvarnavati, Bhavani, Noyil, Amaravati|
|Mahanadi||851||1,41,589||Seonath, Hasdeo, Mand, Ib||Ong, Tel, Jonk|
Most of the rivers discharge their waters into the Bay of Bengal. Some of the rivers flow through the western part of the country and merge into the Arabian Sea. The northern parts of the Aravalli range, some parts of Ladakh, and arid regions of the Thar Desert have inland drainage. All major rivers of India originate from one of the three main watersheds-
- The Himalaya and the Karakoram range
- The Chota Nagpur plateau and Vindhya and Satpura range
- The Western Ghats
Classification of Drainage Systems of India
Drainage Systems Based on the Size of the Catchment Area
|Division||Size of catchment area in sq km|
|Medium river||20,000 – 2,000|
|Minor river||2,000 and below|
Drainage Systems Based on Origin
|Perennial rivers||Non-Perennial rivers|
|The Himalayan Rivers||The Peninsular Rivers|
|Indus, the Ganga, the Brahmaputra, and their tributaries||Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna, the Cauvery, the Narmada, and the Tapi and their tributaries|
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