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Answer the following question.

Which are the major water divides of India giving examples.

Solution

Major water divides of India-

* Sindhu river system – comprises the main Indus and its major tributaries - Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Satluj.

* Ganga river system – its tributaries include Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Chambal, Ken, Betwa, Son, Damodar. It is 2525 km long; rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and empties in the Bay of Bengal.

* Tapi and Narmada are among the few Indian rivers which flow towards the Arabian sea. It is because they don’t form valleys, and instead they flow through faults (linear rift, rift valley, trough) created due to the bending of the northern peninsula during the formation process of Himalayas.

* Mahi river flows from North East to South West direction, and Sabarmati flows in the North-South direction.

* Important river systems towards the Bay of Bengal include Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri.

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 Balbharati Solution for Balbharati Class 10 Social Science Geography (2019 to Current)
Chapter 3: Physiography and Drainage
Exercise | Q: 2.5 | Page no. 23
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