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Difference Between Himalayan and Peninsular Rivers (for UPSC CSE)
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This lesson deals with the comparison between the Himalayan rivers and the Peninsular rivers. The educator has shed light on the differences in terms of length of the channel, altitude, discharge, shape and many other factors between these two rivers and has​ explained each one of the factors in detail.​

Bhumika Saini
B Tech from MNIT, Jaipur. Appeared in CSE interview thrice. Loves teaching and playing badminton.

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Hi All, Please find the above slides as pdf in the below link. I created it for myself as notes. Hope it helps. @Unacedemy - Let me know if there is any issue regarding the same.
Vishwender Singh
3 years ago
great great it will be very easy to revise before did you capture these and join in a single pdf file ??
Priya Rajkumar
3 years ago
i cant find the link.. please post the link alone below
Thanks m8
drainage system is India is really made it easy for us.. thanks a lot. its really helpful..
thnks maam..can u please complete the series?
Thanks a lot Mam.., plz complete the series
Nicely explained Bhumika madam. Really helpful. God bless u!!
  1. Course - Become well-versed with the Drainage System Collection of India Presented by Bhumika Saini Lesson - Difference b/w Himalayan and Peninsular Rivers

  2. B Tech from MNIT, Jaipur. Appeared in CSE interview thrice Three years of experience in teaching Course fee: CONTRIBUTE Follow me on Unacademy: About me Unacademy:htps:/unacademy in/user/BhumikaSaini

  3. Indus Ganga Brahmaputra Himalavan Rivers Drainage system of India Peninsulan ivers Mahanadi Godavari .Krishna .Kaveri Narmada Tapi Other Rivers Mahi Sabarmati Periyar Pennar Vaigai

  4. HIMALAYAN RIVERS Have larger channel and valley PENINSULAR RIVERS Comparatively shorter and channel length length DIFFERENCES Both rain fed and ice fed. Thus during summer discharge of water remains continuous and Rivers are rain fed. During hot summers, the discharge is discontinuous and thus are non rivers have a perennial character perennial seasonal Effluent ( Water is added by They are afluent. (Hard They are affluent. (Hard lithology of peninsula) Effluent ( Water is added by underground Sources)

  5. HIMALAYAN PENINSULAR Rivers flow over hard and resistant rocks The bed rocks are not easily erodable Bed rocks are soft, sedimentary, easily erodable. DIFFERENCES Rivers in the upper reaches have developed a maze of streams and streamlets forming a series of stream orders Rivers have poor development of stream order Mostly develop from single point

  6. HIMALAYAN PENINSULAR Emerge from more than 6000 meters of elevation Emerges from a low altitude, 600-1200 m These are alluvial channels channelschannels In the upper part have bedrock channels and in lower part, alluvial channels DIFFERENCES Are in young or early maturity stage, reflected by their velocity, load carrying capacity, volume Total discharge remains very high. In old stage and the volume, velocity, transport capacity are far less Have high discharge during the rainy season (September - October), but very poor during dry seasons

  7. HIMALAYAN PENINSULAR Form wide U shaped valleys Form V shaped valleys, terraces, waterfalls, cataracts, rapids DIFFERENCES Still involved in valley deepening Rivers have stopped valley deepening

  8. HIMALAYAN PENINSULAR Have created large flood plains and lateral erosion dominates the middle course Flood plains are narrow, senile and lateral erosion is nearly absent. DIFFERENCES Form the large deltas -load carrying capacity is higher, sediments are fine and greater volume of detrital material is deposited Narrow/Small deltas are formed because volume, discharge, transported materials are far less

  9. HIMALAYAN PENINSULAR Hydroelectric power (HEP) potential is high due to the high velocity, volume, slope gradient,etc HEP potential is low, except few rivers which are draining into Arabian Sea DIFFERENCES Have evidences and features of rejuvenation like nic waterfalls etc Have no rejuvenation, static and adjusted to lithology k points,