Which is the largest river in India?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 5th, 2022

India's largest river is the Ganga. The river is considered the holiest in line with Hindu traditions and beliefs. The Ganga emerges from the Gangotri Glacier as the Bhagirathi. The Ministry of Environment & Forests announced the Ganga Action Plan in 1985.

Facts About Ganga

  • The Mandakini, Pindar, Dhauliganga, Bishenganga, and the Alaknanda rivers combine before they reach Devprayag in the Garhwal Division, and the Bheling river drains into the Bhagirathi.
  • East Trishul is where the Pindar River rises, and Nanda Devi and the Alaknanda meet there.
  • Rudraprayag is where the Mandakini convenes.
  • At Devprayag, water from the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi rivers flows in the name of the Ganga.
  • This was the first River Action Plan to be introduced to intercept, divert, and treat domestic sewage to improve water quality.
  • The concept attempted to stop harmful industrial chemical waste from entering the river.
  • It is a completely centrally financed program. The National River Ganga Basin Authority was created due to this plan, and Ganga was designated as an Indian national river.

Summary:

Which is the largest river in India?

The Ganga is the largest river in India. The river is regarded as the holy river in Hindu traditions and beliefs. The length of the Ganga river is  2,525 km. The Ganga Action Plan was created to clean up the Ganga River. 

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