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Rivers of India

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Subcontinent, India is rich in natural resources and the land of numerous rivers which have several tributaries. All the rivers play a very crucial role in irrigation and stand as a backbone to the farmers. Rivers in India are not the only source of irrigation, but are much sacred.

River Ganga is the longest Indian River, which covers a distance of 2525 km that starts in the Great Himalayas and meets the Bay of Bengal near West Bengal.  The name India came through the river Indus, which has several tributaries that flow in various parts of India and Pakistan.  The second largest river Godavari starts in the Western Ghats in Nasik and finally meets the Bay of Bengal and becomes a source of agriculture to several acres of land in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Yamuna and Brahmaputra are other rivers in India that passes through the northern states making the land fertile. Krishna River is another river that starts in Maharashtra passes through Andhra Pradesh and ends in the Bay of Bengal. Mahanadi is seen in the state Orissa and is the largest river of the state.

Narmada is another beautiful river of the country India which starts in Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh and meets the Arabian Sea at the end by covering a distance of 1289 km. Along with this Kaveri, Gomati, and Tapti are some of the major rivers of the country India.  Knowing about Indian physical features allow to know with the natural resources of the land.

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