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BRAHMAPUTRA

Origin: Chemayungdung glacier of the Kailash range near the Mansarovar lake. Mariam La separates the source of the Brahmaputra from the Manasarovar Lake.

River Course: Flows eastwards parallel to the Himalayas; At Namcha Barwa, it takes a “U” turn; enters India in Arunachal Pradesh through the deep Dihang or Siang gorge; Forms the Brahmaputra in Assam; Enters into Bangladesh near Dhubri and flows southward; Joined by the Teesta on its right bank, called as Jamuna; Merges with the river Padma, and falls in the Bay of Bengal.

Tributary:

  • Major Left Bank: Burhi-Dihing and Dhansari (South).
  • Major Right Bank:  Subansiri, Kameng, Manas and Sankosh.

TRIBUTARY

ORIGIN

IMPORTANCE

SUBANSIRI

Tibet

It is one of the largest tributaries of the Brahmaputra.

DHANSARI

South west corner of Nagaland, down the Laishiang peak

Forms the boundary between the Cachar, Nagaon and Nagaland districts.

TISTA

North Sikkim, Himalayas

Largest river in North Bengal

MANAS

Himalayas

  •         Transboundary river in the Himalayan foothills between southern Bhutan and India.
  •         Largest river system of Bhutan

KOPILI

Saipong Reserve Forest, south east of Meghalaya.

Forms the border of Meghalaya and Assam.

 

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