From the point of view of agriculture, western Peninsular rivers are less important and moreover these are not navigable. Analyse the reasons behind it.

 

Answer:

Points to Remember

  1. Peninsular rivers are seasonal. 
  2. River beds of the peninsular rivers are rocky and uneven with sharp edges
  3. These rivers flow in troughs
  4. Peninsular rivers are very narrow.
  5. West flowing rivers -  Sabarmati,  Mahi, Bharathapuzha, Periyar, Narmada, Tapi, etc 

Answer to be written in exam

  1. Peninsular rivers are not navigable due to the fact that many of them are seasonal. The flow of the Peninsular rivers is determined by rainfall, and they typically dry up during the summer season. 
  2. River beds of the peninsular rivers are rocky and uneven with sharp edges . Dam construction has also made navigation more difficult.
  3. These rivers flow in troughs . Moreover, these rivers are not very developed .
  4. Peninsular rivers rise from the Western ghats and these are very narrow. Hence peninsular rivers are short in length. 
  5. The main West flowing rivers are the Sabarmati,  Mahi, Bharathapuzha, Periyar, Narmada, Tapi, etc 
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