Which of the following Rivers does not originate in the Indian Territory?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : July 28th, 2022

1. Chenab

2. Mahanadi

3. Ravi

4. Brahmaputra

Rivers in India play a crucial role in the lives of people. It provides water for potable water, irrigation, cheap transportation, electricity, etc. There are seven major rivers in India namely Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapi, Godavari, Krishna, and Mahanadi.

Answer: Brahmaputra river does not originate in the Indian Territory.

Brahmaputra river originates from the Kailash ranges of the Himalayas. The Brahmaputra river basin is distributed over various countries such as China, Bhutan, India, and Bangladesh. In India, it flows in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Sikkim. The Brahmaputra joins the Ganga river in Bangladesh and continues its flow under the name Padma or Ganga.

The Brahmaputra river is called by different names in different regions such as the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet, Dihang/Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh, Luit in Assamese, Jamuna in Bangladesh, the Padma in Bangladesh after merging with Ganga and Meghna when it empties into the Bay of Bengal.

State-wise distribution of Drainage Area of Brahmaputra River

State

Drainage area (in sq.km)

Sikkim

7,300

Nagaland

10,803

Meghalaya

11,667

West Bengal

12,585

Assam

70,634

Arunachal Pradesh

81,424

Summary:

Which of the following Rivers does not originate in the Indian Territory?

Out of the given options, the river that does not originate in the Indian Territory is the Brahmaputra.

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