THE BRAHMAPUTRA SYSTEM
(BRAHMAPUTRA AND ITS TRIBUTARIES)
Brahmaputra or Tsangpo (Tibet)
Source: Rises in the Chemayungdung glacier in the Kailash Range and Mariam La
pass separates it from Mansarovar Lake.
Total Length: 2,900 km one of the longest rivers of the world.
River’s Basin: 240,000 sq,km
Information: Important tributaries: Subansiri Kameng, Dhansiri, Dilhang, Lohit,
Tista, Torsa. Manas; Burhi Dihing, etc. It flows through Tibet, India and
Bangladesh and forms the large delta of the world along with Ganga.
Mahanadi (An important river of the peninsular India)
Source: Northern foothills of Dandakarnaya near Shiawa in Raipur district.
River’s Basin: 141,600 sq.km in M.P., Orissa, Bihar and Maharashtra
Information: Left bank tributaries; Sheonath, Hasdeo, Ib and Mand. Right bank
tributaries ; tel, Ong, and Jonk.
Subarnarekha, Brahmi and Baitarni:
Information: These smaller river basins are interposed between the Ganga and the
RIVER VALLEY PROJECTS
WEST FLOWING RIVER
KRISHNA RIVER SYSTEM
THE GODAVARI RIVER SYSTEM