• India has been a nautical country since ancient times.
  • Waterways are the cheapest mode of transport .
  • They are most suitable for transporting large and bulky items.
  • It is a fuel-efficient and environment-friendly mode of transport.
  • India has 14,500 kilometers of inland navigation waterways.
  • The government has designated the following waterways as National Waterways .
    • National Waterway 1 : The Ganga river between Allahabad and Haldia (1620 km)-
    • National Waterway 2 : The Brahmaputra river between Sadiya and Dhubr i (891 km)-
    • National Waterway 3 : The West-Coast Canal in Kerala (Kottapurma-Kollam, Udyogamandal, and Champakkara canals (205 km) 
    • National Waterway 4 : Specified stretches of Godavari and Krishna rivers along with Kakinada Puducherry stretch of canals (1078 km)
    • National Waterway 5: Specified stretches of river Brahmani along with Matai river, delta channels of Mahanadi and Brahmani rivers and East Coast Canal (588 km)
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.