Rivers that Flow through Rift Valleys in India
The two major rivers flowing through the rift valleys are the Tapi and the Narmada. Damodar River is another river that flows through the rift valley.
- The Tapi River is a significant one in the west of the nation.
- It has an origin in Multai, a town in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district, and is 724 km long, draining a region of 65,145 km2.
- While the majority of its basin (79%) is located in the state of Maharashtra, only 6% of Tapi's basin is in Gujarat.
- The western flank of the Amarkantak Plateau, at a height of approximately 1057 metres above sea level, is where the Narmada River originates.
- It travels through the valley created by the rift between Satpura and the Vindhyan range.
- After flowing for roughly 1312 km, it merges with the Arabian Sea to form a 27 km long estuary.
- On this river is where the Sardar Sarovar Project is located.
- The Chota Nagpur Plateau is the source of the down warping that created the rift valley through which the Damodar River flows.
- The river enters the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand.
- It enters Hoogly, a tributary of the Ganga, and is frequently referred to as the "Sorrow of Bengal."