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River Basins of India 

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There are 20 river basins/draining areas, large and small, in India. The Ganga basin is the largest. Narmada river is the fifth largest river and is also the largest west flowing river. Narmada basin has been shown at index 15 in the basin map.

S.No. Name of Basin S.No. Name of Basin
1 Indus 10 Brahmani and Baitarani
2 a) Ganga (Upto Border)
b) Brahmaputra (Upto Border)
c) Barak etc. (Upto Border)
11 Subernarekha
12 Sabarmati
3 Godavari 13 Mahi
4 Krishna 14 West flowing ivers of Kutch and Kathiawar including Luni
5 Cauvery 15 Narmada
6 Pennar 16 Tapi
7 East flowing rivers between Krishna and Pennar and between Mahanadi and Godavari 17 West flowing rivers from Tapi to Tadri
8 East flowing rivers between Krishna and Kanyakumari 18 West flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari
9 Mahanadi 19 Area of Inland drainage in Rajasthan 
    20 Minor river basins drainage to bangladesh & Burma