A Study of Palaeo-channels and Lost Rivers of Desert Areas in Gujarat and Rajasthan Using Remote Sensing and GIS

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Ruchita Mainani
Dipika Dalal
Rohan Thakker
Hitesh Solanki

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Ab s t rac t In this paper we have prepared the maps of Palaeo-channels of rivers of Kachchh region of Gujarat. One can easily detect Palaeo channels in the Kachchh region of Gujarat as many rivers from Punjab, Rajasthan and J8K were flowing in this region. There are literature evidences and local stories that the people travelled using boats in these rivers and there were tax collection centers on the banks of these rivers. Kachchh was the entry gate to Sindh. Sindh was one of the most prosperous regions once upon a time as there were riverine ports which had enormous import and export activities. But, due to tectonic activities the rivers of western India shifted their courses westwards. Hence many rivers originating from Himalayas flow from Punjab to present day Pakistan. There were mighty rivers like Saraswati flowing in this region. It is also said that the culture flourished on the banks of Indus and Saraswati was known as Sapt-Sindhu Civilization. In this paper, we have tried to map the route of the Palaeo channels that flows through the desert areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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Mainani R, Dalal D, Thakker R, Solanki H. A Study of Palaeo-channels and Lost Rivers of Desert Areas in Gujarat and Rajasthan Using Remote Sensing and GIS. IJPE [Internet]. 25Nov.2021 [cited 27Nov.2022];7(03):223-8. Available from: https://ijplantenviro.com/index.php/IJPE/article/view/1358
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