Composite river basins - Land & the people

Q.  Which of the following is / are composite river basins?

1) Godavari-Krishna river basin
2) Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna
3) Subarnarekha and Baitarani
4) Luni

- Published on 06 Aug 15

a. Only 1 and 2
b. Only 3 and 4
c. Only 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: Only 3 and 4
There are 8 composite river basins – Rivers between Subarnarekha-Baitarani; east flowing rivers between Mahanadi and Pennar; east flowing rivers between Kanyakumari and Pennar; Inland drainage of Rajasthan desert; west flowing rivers of Kutchh and Saurashtra including Luni; west flowing rivers between Tapi to Tadri; west flowing rivers between Kanyakumari to Tadri; Minor rivers draining into Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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