There are 4 different plans to combine the perennial rivers in India. They are :-
- The Indo-Gangetic plans
- Ganges River system
- Indus River system
- The Peninsular River system
The Ganges river system in this system are, Yamuna, Chambal, Betwa, Ganga, Gomti and Brahmaputra. And Hubli also getting joined in the Himalayas rivers. This provides water for irrigation in West Bengal area.
The Indus river system originates in the northern slopes of the kailash range near Lake Mansarovar in Tibet. 20% of this river water is only used by India. Punjan is a land of five rivers. Yes, the rivers Indus, Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi, Sutlej, Beas lies in Punjab only.
The good and important river system is the peninsular river system. It is formed by the Western Ghats, which run from north to south close to the western coast. The narmada and tapti are the only long rivers, which flow west and east . The rivers Mahanadi, Godavari, the Krishna and the kaveri flow from east to west.
During summer, the rivers may get dried , for that, the connection of perennial rivers is essential. Because, that is the only reliable source of all year water. Nowadays we can see lot of water scarcity issues. This is because there is not proper source of storage of water rivers in India. Water will flow in floods during some seasons, and some seasons we are facing scarcity. The government should take steps for that. The connection of perennial rivers is one among that.
If the other storage facilities is not working, this will work out throughout the year. Rivers has the impact in the Indian economy, too. Yes, the river systems provide irrigation, potable water, cheap transportation, electricity as well as the livelihoods for a large number of people all over the country. The rivers also have an important role in the Hindu mythology and are considered by all Hindus as holy by all the Hindus.
Apart from the four systems, there are lot of river systems :-
- The Brahmaputra River system
- The Narmada River system
- The Tapi River system
- The Godavari River system
- The Krisha River system
- The Kaveri River system
- The Mahanadi River system