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Ghaggar River

Ghaggar River:

The Punjab Chief Minister recently visited flood-prone areas along the Ghaggar River to take stock of the preparations for dealing with floods at the ground level ahead of the monsoon.

  • Ghaggar River is a seasonal river that flows only during the monsoon season.
  • It rises from the Shivalik Range in northwestern Himachal Pradesh.
  • The river then flows about 200 miles (320 km) southwest through Haryana state to meet the River Saraswati.
  • It eventually dries up in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.
  • This seasonal river feeds two irrigation canals that extend into Rajasthan.
  • The Hakra, which flows in Pakistan, is the continuation of the Ghaggar River in India, and they are together called the Ghaggar – Hakra River.
  • It is believed that the rivers Sutlej and Yamuna once flowed into the Ghaggar-Hakra river bed.
  • The main tributaries of the Ghaggar are the Kaushalya River, Markanda, Sarsuti, Tangri, and Chautang.