Name the Rivers Which Flows in Rift Valleys?
There are three rivers that flow through rift valleys in India, these are Tapi, Narmada, and Damodar.
- Tapi is an important river in the west of the country.
- Originating from Multai, a part of the Betul district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, it is 724 km in length and drains a 65,145 sq. km area.
- While most of its basin (79%) is in the state of Maharashtra, Tapi has 15% of its basin in Madhya Pradesh and only 6% in Gujarat.
- Narmada river finds its origin in the Amarkantak Plateau’s western flank from a height that is about 1057m above sea level.
- It flows through the rift valley formed between the Vindhyan range and Satpura.
- It meets into the Arabian Sea after flowing for about 1312 km while forming an estuary that is 27 km long.
- The Sardar Sarovar Project is built on this river.
- The Rift valley that the Damodar river flows through is a product of down warping that finds its origin in the Chota Nagpur Plateau.
- The river flows into the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal
- Often called the ‘Sorrow of Bengal’, it flows into Ganga’s tributary Hoogly.