The Ganga is India’s most important and iconic river.
(Watch Episode 1 – Journey of a River here:
It flows down from its glacial source in the high Himalayas to course through five states in the northern plains before draining into the swirling waters of the Bay of Bengal through the Sunderbans delta, the largest mangrove system in the world. Along its 2,500 km journey, the river enriches huge swathes of agricultural land and sustains a long procession of towns and cities.

The sprawling Ganga basin, an area of 860,000 sq km spread across 11 states, is the world’s most populous river basin. It is home to more than 600 million Indians, close to half the country’s population; and over 40 percent of the country’s GDP is generated in this region. The basin provides more than one-third of India’s surface water, 90 percent of which is used for irrigation. this is an important topic in Geography for UPSC and State PSC exams. There are many who are unable to answer simple questions in UPSC CSE regarding the Ganga River system. This lesson will help you to learn all the important points that are commonly asked in various competitive exams.

Rivers of India and Ganga Drainage system are important topics for UPSC CSE/SSC CGL and State PSC exams. Each year, more than one question will be asked about this topic.

In this series of the episodes by Khusbhoo Singh Rajput, who is an educator at Unacademy, will explain you about the river system of India, drainage system, Ganga river, important terms like source, Ox-Bow and much more. Khusbhoo Singh has made a lot of courses on Indian Geography for UPSC CSE.

Learn the concept from Khushboo and also follow her on Unacademy for more courses on Geography for UPSC CSE/SSC CGL/State PSC examination.

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  1. Suleyman Shaik 3 years ago

    Excellent explanation. Thank u Khushboo

  2. Jitendra Joshi 3 years ago

    thanks for nice information

  3. Anshuman Singh 3 years ago

    Where is nandprayag

  4. Deepak Choudhary 3 years ago

    thanx for such a useful lesson mam..but you should have also mentioned the names of cities where the tributaries are getting added in the main river

  5. vivek nEdungad 3 years ago

    Thank you mam

  6. ADITYA YADAV 3 years ago

    Thanks mam

  7. Mohit Manhas 3 years ago

    Mam there is another video on your channel in which there is shown that there ar 5 Prayags…So plz mam do clear my doubt that there 5 or 4 prayags????

  8. rathna vemarapu 3 years ago

    super sister

  9. Sujit Kumar 3 years ago


  10. Sujit Kumar 3 years ago

    mam pdf

  11. Sujit Kumar 3 years ago

    uncademy beautiful teacher leke aatey

  12. abhishek saurabh 3 years ago

    KSR mam will bring unacademy far beyond expectations of Roman sir. god bless

  13. Gogou Vaiphei 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for using English medium.I really benefit from it.

  14. Ranjan Thapa 3 years ago

    As you said that, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet at Devprayag and it's confluence is know as Ganga then which river is actually originates from Gongotri glacier?

  15. Manish Gupta 3 years ago

    Easy to understand….
    Mam please make video on indian climate..

  16. Mam ab class kyon nahi lag rahi he

  17. Aditya sangwan 3 years ago

    Ma'am next session …????

  18. Nisikanta Pahi 3 years ago

    Nanda prayag????

  19. Khukhi Karmakar 3 years ago

    Himachal pradesh k touch nahi kiya hai …

  20. lavisha popli 3 years ago

    Mam u r the best teacher of geography ….becoz i never understand geography……nd this time it was magic,…..i understood each and everything.😊…Thank u mam

  21. Lavi Sharma 3 years ago

    Plz Hindi b use kriye

  22. chandan pandey 3 years ago

    Thanks mam

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