Land Use pattern of Rajasthan

Land use pattern of Rajasthan

Land use pattern of an area affects vegetation, land quality, local weather and quality of life. It is very important to understand the land use pattern of any area and the dynamics of its shift overtime. This determines the ensuing per unit load on agriculture land, forest land, periphery areas to cities and factors responsible for land degradation. The land use pattern of a region determines the ecological balance in Continue Reading

Wildlife Protected Areas: Rajasthan

Despite being a desert state, Rajasthan has good network of protected areas. The Protected Areas are declared under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.  Now, Wildlife Protection Act provides for 4 types of Protected areas: National Park – 5 in Rajasthan Wildlife Sanctuary – 25 in Rajasthan Conservation Reserves – 10 in Rajasthan Community Reserves – Apart from these above 4, based on UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) the government has nominated Continue Reading

Important Rivers, Lakes, Dams of Rajasthan: eBOOK/PDF

Rivers, Lakes & Dams of Rajasthan PDF  Price: 19 Buy Now You can download Rivers, Lakes & Dams of Rajasthan PDF (English) Rajasthan Rivers, lakes & Dams PDF: Book Summary Rajasthan being a dry state is always expected to have very less number of rivers and lakes, but contrary to this understanding Rajasthan is blessed with multiple rivers including larger ones like Chambal and Mahi that also have hydro-electric power stations located on them. Continue Reading

Gambhir-Utangan River: Origin, Tributaries, Basin, Dam and Concerns

Gambhir river Karauli

Gambhir River Gambhir river also referred to as Utangan River is a river that originates in the hills near Hindaun in Karauli, Rajasthan and flows around Hindaun City. The river supplies water for Keoladev Ghana Bird Century in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Gambhir is a seasonal river but becomes perennial after its confluence with the Parbati, outside Dhoulpur District. Gambhir River Summary Sheet Origin In the hills near Hindaun in Karauli, Rajasthan Length 288 Kms in Rajasthan Discharge Continue Reading

Ancient rivers of Rajasthan: Sarasvati and Drishadvati


Whenever there is mention of ancient rivers of India,  three rivers emerge in Hindu ethos, viz., Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati. In Vedic geography, there is a mention of Sapta Sindhu, i.e., seven rivers in which Sarasvati attains an important description. Most of these rivers exist even today except Sarasvati which has disappeared completely.  Information on Prehistoric India comes from two distinct sources: The literary tradition represented in the main by the Continue Reading

Rivers of Inland Drainage in Rajasthan: Ghaggar-Hakra, Kantli, Kakni, Ruparel, Sahibi rivers

One of the most interesting feature about drainage system of Rajasthan is that nearly 60.2 percent of of the area of state has inland drainage system. Nearly all of this area lies wet of Aravalli divide and includes a large number of separate basins like Sota-Sahibi basin, Kantli basin, Barah Basin and streams in Luni basin. Ghaggar-Hakra River Ghaggar-Hakra River  is a season river in India and Pakistan that flows Continue Reading

Chambal River: Origin, Tributaries, Basin, Dams and Concerns

Chambal River Chambal river is one of the cleanest perennial rivers of India. It originates at Janapav, south of Mhow town, on the south slope of the Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh. Chambal flows north-northeast through Madhya Pradesh, running for a time through Rajasthan, then forming the boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh before turning southeast to join the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh. It ends a confluence of five rivers, including Continue Reading

Banas River: Origin, Tributaries, dams, Concern

Banas River Banas river originates in the Khamnor Hills of the Aravalli Range, near Kumbhalgarh in Rajsamand.  It is a tributary of the Chambal River and is approximately 512 kilometres in length. It is also known as ‘Van Ki Asha‘ (Hope of forest). There is another river in Rajasthan with name of Banas, which flows in western direction and is also called as West Banas River. Banas River Summary Sheet Origin Khamnor Continue Reading

Banganga River: Origin, Tributaries, Basin, Dams and Concerns

Banganga River Banganga River originates from the Bairath hills in Jaipur. It passes through Modhapur, Bharatpur and Fatehabad and drains into Yamuna. Jamwa Ramgarh dam has been constructed across the river in Jaipur. The river Banganga has its multiple tributary rivers like Gumti Nala, and Suri rivers on the right side banks and Palasan and Sanwan rivers are on the left bank. Banganga River Summary Sheet Origin Bairath hills in Jaipur, Continue Reading

Luni River: Origin, Tributaries, Basin, Dams and Concerns

Luni River: Luni is a major west-flowing river that originates from western slopes of Naga hills, at an elevation of 772 m in Ajmer district of Rajasthan, where it is known as the Sagarmati.  After passing Govindgarh, it meets its tributary Sarsuti, which originates from Pushkar Lake, and from then on it is referred to as Luni River. The name Luni is derived from the Sanskrit word lavanavari (“salt river”) and is so Continue Reading

West Banas River: Origin, Tributaries, Dams

West Banas River: The West Banas river is another west flowing river that rises near Pindwara village in Sirohi district of Rajasthan at an elevation of 372.5 m above mean sea level. The river flows in a south–westerly direction and after travelling length of 266 kms, empties into little Rann of Kachchh. West Banas River Summary Sheet Origin Near Pindwara village in Sirohi district, Rajasthan Length 266 Kms Discharge Rann of Kachchh States Continue Reading