India has lots of rivers which are not only fulfilling the need of drinking water of increasing population of India but also used for electricity generation.
Apart from that these rivers are main source of water for agriculture.
India has Ganga, Yamuna, Kaveri, Mahi,Godavari,Chambal, Godavri, Sabarmati, Krishna etc.
The major rivers of India are:
- Flowing into the Arabian Sea : Narmada, Tapi, Sindhu, Sabarmati, Mahi, Purna
- Flowing into the Bay of Bengal : Brahmaputra, Yamuna, Ganga (with its main tributaries Ramganga, Gangan, Kali or Sharda, Gomti, Yamuna, Chambal, Betwa, Ken, Tons, Ghaghara, Gandaki, Burhi-Gandak, Koshi, Mahananda,Tamsa, Son, Baghmati), Meghna, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna (and their main tributaries), Kaveri.
This section of static gk is very important part for competitive exams like IAS, SSC, RRB, CPO, KVS, NVS, RPSC, TNSC, MPPSC, UPSC, Railways, Banking and so many other states and central government job entrance exams.
Here we compiled the list of India rivers and their origin. You can download pdf file of this article.
List of Important Indian Rivers and their Origin
|River||Origin||Length||Place||Direction of Flow||Join|
|Mahanadhi||Sihawa Mountain||858 km||Chhatisgarh||Central India to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Brahmaputra||Mansarover (Himalayas)||3,848 km||Tibet||North to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Vaigai||Periyar Plateau||258 km||Tamilnadu||West to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Chambal||Vindhyas||1,024 km||Madhya Pradesh||Central India to North||Yamuna (Bay of Bengal)|
|Krishna||Mahabaleshwar||1,400 km||Maharastra||West to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Sabarmati||Aravalli Range||371 km||Rajasthan||Central India to West||Arabian Sea|
|Kaveri||Koodagu Hills||805 km||Karnataka||West to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Tapti||Betul||724 km||Madhya Pradesh||Central India to West||Arabian Sea|
|Thamirabarani||Agathiyar Hills||128 km||Tamilnadu||West to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Godavari||Nasik hills||1,465 km||Maharastra||West to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Periyar||Cardomom hills||244 km||Kerela||West to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Luni||Pushkar Valley||495 km||Rajasthan||Central India to West||Arabian Sea|
|Indus||Kailash||3,180 km||Tibet||North to West||Arabian Sea|
|Ganga||Gangotri||2,510 km||Uttarakhand||North to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Yamuna||Yamunotri||1,376 km||Uttarakhand||North to East||Bay of Bengal|
|Narmadha||Amarkantak||1,312 km||Madhya Pradesh||Central India to West||Arabian Sea|