Rivers play important part in the life of human life . Earlier civilizations flourished in the basins of major rivers and are so called river valley civilizations. . Rivers supplied continuous supply of water for farming and human consumption. These river valley civilizations flourished along the banks of Indus, Nile, Tigris, Euphrates and Yellow River.
Indian Rivers are classified into four categories on the basis of their origin. They are
1. Himalayan Rivers
2. Deccan Rivers
3. Coastal Rivers and
4. Rivers of the inland Drainage basin
Well known rivers in India are