India has Himalayan and Peninsular drainage systems as the two major drainage systems but both are quite different. Examine.

India has Himalayan and Peninsular drainage systems as the two major drainage systems but both are quite different. Examine.

Approach

  • Briefly introduce with the two drainage systems
  • Then, discuss the major differences between both
  • Conclude appropriately
Model Answer :

Indian drainage system consists of a large number of small and big rivers. On the basis of the mode of origin, nature and characteristics, the Indian drainage may also be classified into the Himalayan drainage system and the Peninsular drainage system. Both drainage systems have majority of their rivers draining into Bay of Bengal. While Peninsular rivers receive water only from rains, some Himalayan rivers also get water from melting glaciers.

But both the drainage systems differ in a number of aspects:

Hence, both the Himalayan and peninsular drainage systems similar in some aspects but differ in other aspects.

Subjects : Geography – Physical