[Geography Lecture] Rivers of India, Western Ghat & Peninsular Plateaus

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India Yearbook
  1. Prologue
  2. G7/P3: Indian Geography-Peninsular Plateaus
  3. G7/P4: Rivers of India: Northern & Peninsular


  • These geography lectures are conducted by Ms. Rajtanil at Sardar Patel institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad.
  • On 9th March, continuation of the Indian geography segment with two major topics- plateaus, rivers, so I’ve split it into two parts.
  • PowerPoint of the lecture, available at Mrunal.org/Download
  • Medium of instruction- Hindi.
  • English version not possible for the moment, because faculties are required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English in the powerpoints.

G7/P3: Indian Geography-Peninsular Plateaus

Western Ghat & Peninsular Plateus

  1. Recap of previous lecture on geological history of India
  2. Recap of previous lecture on Physiography of India- northern mountains and northern plains
  3. 8 division of Indian peninsular plateau:
  4. North-central highlands
  5. Aravalli range, Bundelkhand and South-central highlands
  6. Vindhyan range, Malawa plateau (Chambal Badlands) and Eastern plateau
  7. Chhota Nagpur plateau – Rajmahal hills, Garhjat hills and drainage
  8. Meghalaya plateau: Malda gap and rainfall
  9. Deccan traps and North Deccan
  10. Satpura range: Raj pipla, gawilgarh, Mahadeo and Maikal; betul and Amarakantak plateaus
  11. UPSC prelim 2007 question
  12. Maharastra plateau, South Deccan and Karnataka Plateau
  13. Dharwad region and Telangana plateau
  14. Western Ghats: Western Ghats: rainfall pattern, ecological importance, mountain ranges, Bauxite deposits
  15. Southern hills complex: gaps and hill station
  16. Importance of Peninsular plateau in India
  17. Indian coastal plains
  18. Divisions of coastal plains: western and eastern
  19. Western coastal plains: Gujarat and Kerala
  20. Eastern coastal plains: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu
  21. UPSC prelim questions from these topics.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/9FAwSmkF5dQ

G7/P4: Rivers of India: Northern & Peninsular

Indian Rivers

  1. Division of Indian rivers: northern rivers and Peninsular rivers and their Sub-division
  2. Indus river system
  3. Tributaries of Indus: Tributaries of Indus: Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Satlej
  4. Ganga river system
  5. Origin of Ganga: prayags,
  6. Ganga river: left bank tributaries: Ramganga and Gomati, Ghaghara, Gandak, Kosi
  7. Ganga river: right bank tributaries: Yamuna and its trubtaries, Son and Hugli
  8. UPSC prelims 2010 question from this topic.
  9. Brahmaputra river: origin and tributaries.
  10. UPSC prelims 2014 question on Barak river
  11. Peninsular rivers: west flowing and east flowing rivers
  12. West flowing Peninsular rivers: Narmada, Tapi, Sabarmati and Mahi, Mandovi and Zuari, Kalinadi, Netravati, Sharavati , Periyar and Pamba
  13. East flowing Peninsular rivers: damodar, Subarnrekha, Baitrani, Brahmani, Mahanadi, Rushikulya, Godavri, Krishna, penner, Kaveri, Vaigai
  14. Olive ridely turtles and mouth of Rushikulya river
  15. River linking project: history, purpose, arguments in favor and challenges in implementation
  16. UPSC prelim questions from this Topic

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/8ua44Cv_i0g
Visit youtube.com/user/TheMrunalPatel For more lectures on UPSC General Studies.

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So far 75 Comments posted

  1. jay

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  2. Anbu

    Hi Mrunalji,

    Is it possible to present the lectures in English.


  3. Ankit

    In the lecture mam said western ghats are higher in northern portion but Geography NCERTClass 11 specifically mentions their height increases from north to south(Pg-16). Kindly tell me who is right?

  4. Harendra Patel

    thank…thank…thank…so much mam

  5. azzamm

    sir , thank you . if you could please provide ppt for this lecture , i could nt find ppt for this lecture

  6. naren

    Hello sir
    Der is little correction regarding the origin of river. In video G7/p4 it is said that river Godavari originates at mahableshwar and kaveri at Nashik. But Godavari originates at trambakeshwar near sashik. River Krishna originates at mahabaleshawar. Kaveri doesn’t orginates in Maharashtra. Thank you.

  7. ankit

    sir,geography related exam meterial in hindi language . because i am hindi mediam student .plese help me. thanks.


    Hello sir, plz give me solution i am not understand geography, i faced the number of problem because number of years i am not study geography plz help me

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