Facts and Important Points About Major Rivers of India

The Indian rivers are the principal source of water for country’s human life, agriculture and industry. These Rivers have been described as lifeline of our country and plays a vital role in the Indian economy. Further more, these rivers have a significant contribution towards waterway transportation and Hydro electric power generation. Based on source of origin, Indian rivers are divided into two types – Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers. The Major rivers of India are the Indus, Ganges, Yamuna, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri and Narmada.