Consider the following statements:

  1. Majority of rivers in India have open basin
  2. Majority of rivers in India drain in Bay of Bengal

    Which among the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Almost all of India’s rivers are of open basin as more than 90% of total surface water runoff would go to Bay of Bengal. Rest goes to Arabian Sea. There is just a small area in parts of Ladakh, northern parts of the  Aravalli range and the arid parts of the Thar Desert, that have inland drainage.

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