The latest report of Pollution Board say’s Narmada River and Chamabal are the cleanest rivers of India and amongst India’s 10 major rivers, water of Narmada and Chamabal are cleanest and even fit for drinking.
There are various projects are going on to clean Indian rivers such as Namami Gange,Narmada Sewa Yatra,Rally for Rivers and Clean Ganga Project. As per Uma Bharti, River Ganga to be one of the cleanest rivers by October 2018.
Chamabal River is a legendary river and a major tributary of the Yamuna river, flows and forming boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The Chambal River is the cleanest river of India, considered pollution free and host amazing species of mugger and gharial, freshwater turtles,gangetic river dolphins and Indian skimmers.
Length – 960 kilometres
Source – Janapav Hills
Mouth – Yamuna River
Tributary – Banas River
States – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Brahmaputra River is the lifeline of Assam and creates world’s largest delta with river Ganga. The mighty river is the world’s widest river and house the longest bridge in India with a length of 9.8 kilometres.
Length – 3,848 kilometres
Source – Himalayas
Mouth – Bay of Bengal
Names – Jamuna, Padma and Meghna
States – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
Tributary – Manas River, Lohit River, Dibang River
Length – 1,315 kilometres
Source – Amarkantak
Mouth – Arabian Sea
Tributary – Tawa River
States – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat
Umngot river at dawki village of Meghalaya is considered to be the India’s cleanest river. River Umngot in Jaintia Hills district is located 96 km from Shillong and the annual boat race is a major attraction.
Teesta River is lifeline of Sikkim state and forms the border between Sikkim and West Bengal. The river originates from the Pahunri then flows towards Rangpo and joins the Rangpo River and Rangeet River.
Length – 309 kilometres
Source – Sikkim Himalaya
Mouth – Bay of Bengal
States – Sikkim, West Bengal
Tributary – Lachung River, Rangeet River, Rangpo River
Tuipui River or Kaladan River flows in eastern Mizoram State and forms the international border between India and Myanmar. The Tuipui river is fifth largest river in the world without any dam.