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Life in the Ganga - Brahmaputra Basin

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Life in the Ganga - Brahmaputra Basin - Lesson Summary

The Ganga-Brahmaputra basin supports a rich variety of wildlife. The animals found here include the one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger, crocodiles and alligators.

Aquatic life abounds in the fresh river waters, the lakes and the Bay of Bengal. The most popular varieties of fish found here are rohu, catla and hilsa. The lakes in the basin are also an important source of livelihood for many people. The land around the lakes is also very fertile.

Locals are able to grow crops such as paddy, maize and pulses in these areas. The plains are home to several big cities with a majority of the country's population living here. The Ganga-Brahmaputra basin has all well-developed transport facilities i.e. roadways, railways, waterways and airways. 

A number of world-famous tourist places lie in this region like The Taj Mahal, the Buddhist Stupas, the Imambara, the Kaziranga and Manas wild life sanctuaries.

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