Inland Drainage

  • Inland Drainage is a river or stream that does not reach up to the sea and constitutes inland drainage.
  • These rivers are mostly present in the drier regions of the country like Western Rajasthan, Ladakh and Aksai Chin etc.
  • Ghaggar River is the most important example of inland drainage.
  • It is a seasonal stream rising from the lower slopes of the Himalayas and is said to flow on the dried bed of the ancient river Saraswati.
  • It forms the boundary between Punjab and Haryana for much of its length and gets subsumed in the Rajasthan desert.
  • Another such river is Luni, which is the largest river in Rajasthan.
  • It originates near Pushkar and flows South-West of Aravallis till it reaches Rann of Kutch.

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