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□¡□ River System□¡□

The Himalayan River System
The Himalayas are drained by 16 major rivers. The major Himalayan Rivers are the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra. These rivers are long,and are joined by many large and important tributaries. Himalayan rivers have long courses from their source to sea.
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Ganges River System
The major river Ganges,and its tributaries like Yamuna , Son , and Gandak , which have been left out of the list, actually formulates the biggest cultivable plains of north and eastern India, known as the Gangetic plains . The main river, the holy Ganges forms by the joining of the Alaknanda River and Bhagirathi River at Devprayag . The Bhagirathi, which is considered the Ganges' true source, starts from Gomukh . Known as the Padma River in Bangladesh, it joins the Jamuna River , the largest distributary of the second longest river of India. The Brahmaputra is longer, but most of its course is not in India.The Ganges Brahmaputra river system forms the largest delta in the world known as the Sunderbans before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. At the origin in the rishikesh the bridge on it is known as laxman jhula Ram jhula .
Indus River System
The Indus River originates in the northern slopes of the Kailash range near Lake Mansarovar in Tibet . Although most of the river's course runs through neighbouring Pakistan ,as per as regulation of indus water treaty of 1960 India can only use 20 percent of water of river.A portion of it does run through Indian territory, as do parts of the courses of its five major tributaries, listed below. These tributaries are the source of the name of the Punjab region of South Asia ; the name is derived from the punch("five") and aab ("water"), hence the combination of the words ( Punjab ) means "five waters" or "land of five waters".
Beas Main article: Beas River
The Beas originates in Bias Kund,lying near the Rohtang pass. It runs past Manali and Kulu , where its valley is known as the Kulu valley. It joins the Sutlej river near Harika, after being joined by a few tributaries. The total length of the river is 615 km. Flowing west, it enters India in the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chenab Main article: Chenab River
The Chenab originates from the confluence of two rivers, the Chandra and the Bhaga , It is also known as the Chandrabhaga in Himachal . It runs parallel to the Pir Panjal Range It enters the plains of Punjab near Akhnur and is later joined by the Jhelum. It is further joined by the river Ravi and the Sutlej in Pakistan.
Jhelum Main article: Jhelum River
The Jhelum originates in the south-eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir , in a spring known as Verinag. One of its important tributaries is Krishna-Ganga. xbx
Ravi Main article: Ravi River
The Ravi originates near the Rothang pass in the Himalayas and follows a north-westerly course. It turns to the south-west, near Dalhousie , and then cuts a gorge in the Dhaola Dhar range entering the Punjab plain near Madhopur. It flows as a part of the Indo-Pakistan border for some distance before entering Pakistan and joining the Chenab river.
Sutlej (Satluj) Main article: Sutlej River
The Sutlej originates from the Rakas Lake (Rakshas Tal), which is connected to the Manasarovar lake by a stream, in Tibet. It enters Pakistan near Sulemanki, and is later joined by the Chenab. It has a total length of almost 1500 km. The first village where it enters in India is Namge.satluj has very significant value in economy of punjab,haryana and rajasthan as most of water used in agriculture in punjab is supplied supplied by bhakda-nangal dam built on river sutlej (satluj)
The Brahmaputra River System Main article: Brahmaputra River
The Brahmaputra originates in Tibet, near the sources of the Indus and the Sutlej.


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