Mention any two inland waterways of India. Write three characteristics of each.
Two inland waterways of India are:
(i) The Brahmaputra river between Sadiya and Dhubri.
(ii) The West-Coast canal in Kerala.
Characteristics of Brahmaputra river between Sadiya and Dhubri are as follows:
(i) The waterway is 891 km long on river Brahmaputra.
(ii) Long cruise tourist vessels make voyages between Sivsagar near Dibrugarh and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary near Jogighopa continuously. Thus, making it a commercially beneficial.
(iii) Border security force deployed on this inland is proving to be important-base-for defense of the country.
Characteristics of West-Coast canal in India are as follows:
(i) The waterway is 205 km long on the canals of Kerala.
(ii) It provides 24 hours navigation facility in the entire stretch.
(iii) The backwaters of Kerala prove to be cheap means of transport attracting tourists.