Comparison of Western Ghats with the Eastern Ghats with regard to their potential for hydel power development.
- Western Ghats are the mountain ranges that run along north to south are higher and continuous
- Western Ghats receive more rain from south west monsoon in summer
- There are many rivers originating from Eastern Ghats which are smaller and slow. They have little water hence of little use for generating hydel power.
- Rivers like Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri flow from east and fall into Bay of Bengal
- The Eastern Ghats are situated in the east coast of India and are low and broken.
- Eastern Ghats get rain in winter by north east monsoon
- River Narmada, Tapti from Central High Land and other rivers originating in Western Ghats flow into Arabian Sea
- The Eastern Ghat are mostly broken at intervals.