Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers originate from the Himalayas. After following their due course, Brahmaputra streams into other countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Nepal. It flows through the northern states on India namely Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
As the largest densely populated basin in the world, the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin is also the highest fertile land of the sub-continent. The basin is a confluence of plains and mountains. What makes this basin different is its location.
Lying amidst the plains of Ganga river, and the Brahmaputra, the basin also has the Himalayas and Sunderban’s delta as its prominent features. Enriched with vegetation and life both, the Ganga-Brahmaputra Basin is a proud epitome of the endless interaction of Humans with the environment.
The principal activity is animal husbandry, but forestry, trade, and tourism are also important. The Himalayas abound in economic resources. Those include pockets of rich arable land, extensive grasslands and forests, workable mineral deposits, easy-to-harness waterpower, and great natural beauty.