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Define Catchment area, Drainage basin and Watershed. Differentiate between the Himalayan River System and Peninsular River System.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1. Define Catchment area, Drainage basin and Watershed. Differentiate between the Himalayan River System and Peninsular River System. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the differences between Himalayan river system and peninsular river system.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining Catchment Area, Drainage basin and Watershed. A simple representative diagram maybe used to show the same.

Body:

by defining Catchment Area, Drainage basin and Watershed. A simple representative diagram maybe used to show the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the general importance of the both river systems.