Q- Which river is known as “Dakshin Ganga”? State any two characteristics of it.
Answer- The largest peninsular river is Godavari which is also known as ‘Dakshin Ganga’.
The main characteristics of Godavari river are as follows:
1. The length of Godavari river is about 1500 Km.
2. The drainage basin of this river is also the largest amongst the peninsular rivers.
3. The basin of this river cover a large area of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
4. The Godavari river is joined by a many tributaries. Some of them are: the Purna, the Wardha, the Pranhita and the Manjra.