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What is the difference between Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats with regard to their potential for hydel power development?

Comparison of Western Ghats with the Eastern Ghats with regard to their potential for hydel power development.

Western Ghats

  • Western Ghats are the mountain ranges that run along north to south are higher and continuous
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  • 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

Eastern Ghats

  • 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.
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