Which of the following is/are tributary/tributaries of Brahmaputra?
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
- The Brahmaputra River is referred to as the Yarlung Tsangpo in the Tibet region and is approximately 2,900 km long.
- Its source is the Chemayungdung glacier in the Himalayas, and it ultimately drains into the Bay of Bengal.
- After flowing through Tibet, the river enters India via Arunachal Pradesh, runs through Assam and Bangladesh, and eventually merges with the Ganges before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.
- Along the way, the river is known as the Jamuna in Bangladesh.
- The Brahmaputra River is fed by numerous major tributaries, including the Dibang, Lohit, Dhansiri, Kameng, Manas, Teesta, and Subansiri rivers.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.