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Consider the following statements about the Peninsular River Systems.
  1. The major rivers of peninsula are seasonal and non-perennial.
  2. The hard rock bed and lack of silt and sand does not allow any significant meandering.
  3. The intensity of erosional activities is also comparatively low.
  4. The Peninsular Rivers flow through shallow valleys.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
  1. Only 1, 2 & 3
  2. Only 1, 3 & 4
  3. Only 2, 3 & 4
     
  4. All of the above


Solution

The correct option is C Only 2, 3 & 4
 
These rives have small basins and catchment areas. They are seasonal and non-perennial. The hard rock bed and lack of silt and sand does not allow any significant meandering.
As such, the rivers of the Peninsular Plateau follow more or less straight course.
Of the major rivers of peninsular India, only the Narmada, the Tapti and the Mahi run from east to west

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