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  • What is the origin of holy river Ganga?

    For thousands of years Ganga has been pivotal in the economic, social and religious life of the people. It is considered as a Goddess and mother in Hindu tradition. Some people believe that the water of Ganges can cure ailments. But do you know from where the sacred River Ganga originates? Let us find out through this article.

    Sep 14, 2018
  • Indus Water Treaty (IWT): Water-Sharing Agreement

    The Indus Water Treaty is the treaty between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan for the optimum utilisation of the waters of the Indus system of rivers. It was signed under the arbitration of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (now World Bank) in Karachi (Pakistan) on September 19, 1960.

    Aug 27, 2018
  • List of Important International Water treaties of India

    The International Water Treaty sets out a mechanism for cooperation and information exchange between the one or more countries regarding their use of river water under the arbitration of Neutral Expert. In this article, we are giving the list of important International Water treaties of India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 19, 2018
  • The Brahmaputra River System

    The river Brahmaputra originates in Himalayan Lake Manasarover in Tibet to the outfall in the Bay of Bengal. It flows eastward in Tibet and south, south-west in India and traverses a distance of about 2900 km out of which 1,700km is in Tibet, 900 km is in India and 300 km is in Bangladesh. It is fed by the glaciers and joined by a number of tributaries which originates at different elevation in the hills encircling the catchment forming watershed.

    Mar 12, 2018
  • Drainage pattern

    A Drainage pattern can be defined in the shadow of topographical features from which a stream gets runoff, through flow, and groundwater flow which can be divided by topographic barriers called a watershed. A watershed can be defined as all of the stream tributaries that flow to some location along the stream channel.

    Jan 29, 2018
  • List of Major Rivers in India

    90 per cent of India's river discharges their water into the Bay of Bengal and rest are in the Arabian Sea. The drainage systems flowing into the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are separated by a water divide extending approximately along the Western Ghats, Aravalli and Yamuna Sutlej divide. Here, we are giving the list of Major Rivers in India for general awareness.

    Nov 6, 2017
  • Lakes in India

    A large water body which is surrounded by land is called a lake. Most of the lakes are permanent, while some contain water only during the rainy season. Lakes are formed by the action of glaciers and ice sheets, by wind, river action and by human activities. There are about 500,000 lakes on Earth, storing volume of water equalling 103,000 cubic Km. Most of the world's water lakes are found in North America (25%), Africa (30%) and Asia (20%).

    May 29, 2017
  • List of East and West flowing rivers in India with their characteristics

    The Indian Drainage System is distinguished as Himalayan Drainage System and Peninsular Drainage. Here, we are giving general knowledge list of the east and west flowing rivers with their characteristics which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

    May 29, 2017
  • Drainage System

    Indian drainage system consists of a large number of small and big rivers. It is the outcome of the evolutionary process of the three major physiographic units and the nature and characteristics of precipitation. The Himalayan drainage system includes the Ganga, the Indus and the Brahmaputra river basins. The peninsular plateau is drained by Narmada, Tapi, the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri.

    May 29, 2017
  • Indian Drainage System: A Detailed Summary

    India is a country of rivers. More than 400 big and small rivers are found, which can be divided into 23 large and 200 small river basins. More than 400 big and small rivers are found, which can be divided into 23 large and 200 small river basins. Here, we are giving the ‘Indian Drainage System: A Detailed Summary’ which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Jan 3, 2017
  • Cauvery Water Dispute: Find out Why Karnataka and Tamil Nadu fighting?

    The sharing of waters of the Kaveri River has been an apple of discord between the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The genesis of this conflict rests in two agreements in 1892 and 1924 between the erstwhile Madras Presidency and Princely State of Mysore. The Kaveri River distanced 802 kilometres whose 44,000 km2 basin area is in Tamil Nadu and 32,000 km2 basin areas is in Karnataka.

    Sep 14, 2016
  • List of Towns situated on the Banks of River

    A river is a large, natural stream of flowing water. Rivers are found on every continent and on nearly every kind of land. Rivers have always been important to people. In prehistoric times, people settled along the banks of rivers, where they found fish to eat and water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Later, people learned that the fertile soil along rivers is good for growing crops. When towns and industries developed, the rushing water of rivers supplied power to operate machinery. Hundreds of factories operated mills powered by rivers.

    Nov 28, 2015
  • River Project Towards East (Bay of Bengal)

    In India, multipurpose river valley projects were started to meet the critical requirements of irrigation for agriculture, electricity for industries and flood control. As J.L Nehru, stated the importance of the dams at that time can be inferred from the fact that dams by saying “the temples of modern India”. Accordingly, dam construction was given such a high priority in India’s economic plans.

    Nov 28, 2015
  • River Valley Projects of Peninsular India

    Water is essential for sustenance of all forms of life on earth. It is not evenly distributed all over the world and even its availability at the same locations is not uniform over the year. The River valley projects which are constructed to meet several objectives simultaneously or tackle various problems associated with river valleys in an integrated manner. The basic motive behind the construction of multipurpose river valley projects in India is to meet the critical requirements of irrigation for agriculture, electricity for industries and flood control.

    Nov 28, 2015
  • River Valley Projects of North - East India (Brahmaputra)

    The North East India is a land of paradise and blessed with the abundant natural resources and deep river valley that best suited for the construction of mega dams. Hence, the region often named as ‘future power house of India’. The basic motive behind the construction of multipurpose river valley projects in India is to meet the critical requirements of irrigation for agriculture, electricity for industries and flood control.

    Nov 28, 2015