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Which of the following rivers originates in Tibet?
A. Sutlej
B. Ravi
C. Chenab
D. Beas

Last updated date: 20th Jun 2024
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Hint: The river which originates in Tibet is a tributary of the Indus river. It is the longest river out of the five rivers that flow through the crossroad region of Punjab both in India and Pakistan.

Complete answer: The Tibetan level turns out to be the biggest water tang on the planet. The major river systems of Asia, namely the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy, Salween and Mekong originate at the Tibetan plateau. These major river systems stream into some of the densely populated nations namely India, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and numerous other Southeast Asia nations.

Now let us examine the options
Option A - The Sutlej river originates from Lake Langa with an elevation above 15000 feet located at the southwestern Tibet. Streaming northwestward and afterward west-southwestward through Himalayan crevasses, it enters India at Shipki La pass and crosses the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh prior to starting its move through the Punjab plain close to Nangal, Punjab state.
Option B - The river Ravi is one of the five tributaries of Indus river and originates near the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It enters the Punjab plains after crossing the Chamba district and later on enters the Punjab province of Punjab.
Option C - The Chenab river is also one of five tributaries of the Indus river originating in the Lahaul-Spiti near the BaraLacha Pass. The Ujh Multipurpose Project is constructed on this river.
Option D - The Beas river originates at the height of 4062 metres above the sea level near the Rohtang Pass, close to the river Ravi.

Thus, the correct answer is option (A).

Note: The Bhakra Nangal Project, the highest straight gravity dam in the world and the largest multipurpose project in India is constructed across the river which originates in Tibet.