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Largest drainage basin in India

Ganga basin.

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Ganga vs Ganges

Ganga is single River but Ganga along with its tributaries is known as Ganges

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Drainage definition

River system of an area

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Drainage basin definition

Area drained by a single river system

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Water divide definition

A mountain or an upland separating 2 drainage basins.

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Most of the peninsular rivers arise at .......... and flows towards ..........

Western ghats, Bay of Bengal.

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Peninsular rivers have shorter courses than Himalayan rivers.

True.

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Himalayan rivers features that are completely opposite of peninsula rivers

Found in north India
Large drainage basin
Perennial

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Mouth of a river :

Place where a river enters the ocean.

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Delta definition

Landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river when the river leaves its mouth and joins a slower moving water body.

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Valley definition

A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.

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Flood plain definition

Area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding

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Drainage system of India is divided into

Himalayan rivers
Peninsular rivers

14

A river and it’s tributaries together form a

River system

15

Indus water treaty was passed on

1960

16

Indus River source

Lake Mansarowar in Tibet.

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Indus water treaty (1960)

India can use 20% of the water of the river Indus.

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Length of Indus River

2900 km

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Brahmaputra is known as ......... in Bangladesh

Jamuna

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Jamuna and Ganga together meet in Bangladesh to form

Meghna

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Sunderbans is the home of

Royal Bengal Tiger

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In Tibet Brahmaputra is called

Tsang Po

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In Arunachal Pradesh , Brahmaputra is called

Dihang

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Brahmaputra arises from

Eastern side of lake mansarowar.

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Length of Ganga river

2500 km

26

Narmada rises from

Amarkantak Hills in M.P

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Tapi rises from

Satura ranges in Betul district of M.P

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Qty of Fresh water in comparison to the whole water body of the earth.

97% of the total water is salt water. 3% is fresh water , in which more than 2% is trapped as ice. Only 1% of the total amount of water is the freshwater in usable form.

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Godavari rises from

Slopes of western ghats in Nasik district in Maharashtra.

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Godavari is also called as

Dakshin Ganga

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Largest peninsular river

Godavari

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Mahanadi rises from the

Highlands of Chhattisgarh

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Krishna rises from

A Spring near Mahabaleshwar

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Kaveri rises from

Brahmagiri range of western ghats

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Length of Godavari river

1500 km (longest peninsular river)

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Krishna (river) length

1400 km

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Mahanadi length

860 km

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Kaveri length

760 km

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What are cooperatives

Associations of people who produced goods together and divided the profits according to the work done by its members.