Peninsular Rivers of India – Godavari and Krishna

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What is meant by peninsular rivers of India? – These rivers flow in the Indian peninsula, which is the area extending from Narmada River to India’s southern tip

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What is the main feature of India’s peninsular rivers? – These rivers are seasonal in flow unlike the Himalayan Rivers, which are perennial in nature

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Peninsular rivers are broadly classified in how many categories? – Two –   a) East flowing rivers b) West flowing rivers

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East flowing rivers flow into which oceanic body? – The Bay of Bengal

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Which are the important East flowing rivers of the peninsular river system? – Godavari, Krishna, Mahanadi, Cauvery (Kaveri), Brahmani and Mahanadi

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Which is the longest river of Indian Peninsula? – Godavari – Length of 1465 km. (Godavari is also the second longest river in India after the Ganges and is the largest river of South India)

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Which is the originating point of Godavari River? – Trimbak near Nasik, Maharashtra

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Godavari flows through how many states before merging into the Bay of Bengal? – Four – Maharashtra, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh (This river also passes through Yanam which is a part of the Union Territory of Puducherry )

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Godavari forms a major delta in Andhra Pradesh in association which other major river? – Krishna (Krishna and Godavari rivers form the Krishna-Godavari delta, which is also known as the KG delta. This is the second largest delta of the Indian subcontinent after the Sunderbans delta)

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Which are the major tributaries of Godavari? – Manjira, Penganga, Vardha and Indravati

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Which river is sometimes called “Vriddh Ganga” or the old Ganga? – Godavari

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Which are the important cities situated on the banks of Godavari River? – Nasik, Nanded Rajahmundry and Yanam (Puducherry)

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Which is the second largest river the east flowing pe ninsular river system of India? – Krishna

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What is the originating point of Krishna River? – Mahabaleswar in the Western Ghats (in Maharashtra)

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Krishna River flows through how many Indian states before falling into the Bay of Bengal? – Four (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh)

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Which are the major tributaries of Krishna River? – Koyna, Doodhganga, Wenganga, Panchganga and Bheema

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Which major dam is located on the Krishna River? – Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (Between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh)

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Which is the largest city situated on the banks of Krishna River? – Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

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What is the name of a famous barrage constructed over Krishna River in Vijayawada? – Prakasam Barrage

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Which is the largest city of Maharashtra situated on the banks of Krishna River? – Sangli

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