The rivers of India play an important role in the lives of the Indian people. The river systems provide irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, electricity, as well as provide livelihoods for a large number of people all over the country. This easily explains why nearly all the major cities of India are located by the banks of river. The rivers also have an important role in Hindu mythology and are considered holy by all Hindus in the country.
INDIAN CITIES ON RIVER BANK
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Rivers and lakes of India
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All the major cities of India are located by the banks of river.
Seven major rivers (Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapi, Godavari, Krishna and Mahanadi )along with their numerous tributaries make up the river system of India.
All major rivers of India originate from one of the three main watersheds.
RIVERS on the basis of origin : Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers.
The Indus River System
The Brahmaputra River System
The Narmada River System
The Tapi River System
The Godavari River System
The Krishna River System
The Kaveri River System
The Mahanadi River System
EAST FLOWING RIVERS & WEST FLOWING RIVERS
EAST FLOWING RIVERS-Flowing into the Bay of Bengal
WEST FLOWING RIVERS-Flowing into the Arabian Sea
Rivers of Rajasthan and Gujarat
Mahi, Sabarmati, Luni etc. These are rivers of arid regions, they carry relatively little flow, some of them flow to Arabian Sea through Gujarat while some are land-locked and their flow is lost through percolation and evaporation in the vast arid regions.