Describe the major characteristics of the rivers of Peninsular India. (200 words)



Place of origin


Peninsular plateau and central highland.


Nature of flow Seasonal; dependent on monsoon rainfall.
Type of drainage Super imposed, rejuvenated resulting in trellis, radial and rectangular patterns.
Nature of river Smaller, fixed course with well-adjusted valleys.
Catchment area


Relatively smaller basin.


Age of the river Old rivers with graded profile, and have almost reached their base levels.
Erosive nature Low erosive capability


Gorging Deep valleys are not produced as they flow through hard crystalline rocks.


Navigability Less chances for inland navigation.


Causation of floods Infrequent floods.
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