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Transcript of Himalayan Rivers
What is a River?
Its a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river.
Economic benefits of River Ganga
Three towns, holy to Hinduism – Haridwar, Allahabad, and Varanasi -attract thousands of pilgrims to its waters benefiting the tourism industry. Hindu pilgrims arrive at these three towns to take a dip in the Ganges, which is believed to cleanse oneself of sins and help attain salvation. The rapids of the Ganges are also popular river rafting areas, attracting hundreds of adventure seekers in the summer months.The presence of swamps and lakes provide a rich growing area for crops such as legumes, chillies, mustard, sesame, sugarcane, and jute.West Bengal and Bangladesh still use the waterways to transport jute, tea, grain and other agricultural products. The hydroelectric potential of the Ganges is 13 million kilowatts, two fifths of which lies in India and the rest in Nepal and this reduces the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity.
Some Himalayan Rivers are:
Ganga or Ganges
The Brahmaputra, also called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra, is a trans-boundary river and one of the major rivers of Asia.
Majuli is the riverine island formed by River Brahmaputra in Assam in India.
Done By Sanath (C) Shibil, Misbah, Darryl, Ali
The Ganges , also Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river by discharge.