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Chite Lui River

2023 JUN 14

Preliminary   > Geography   >   Resource geography   >   Resource geography

Why in news?

  • Chite Lui River in Mizoram is in danger as it has been turned into a dumping ground.

About Chite Lui River:

  • Chite Lui River is situated in Aizawl, Mizoram.
  • It is situated in an alluvial valley at an altitude of about 1,000 metres.
  • The river starts its journey from Bawngkawn range in north Aizawl and flows for around 20 km in eastern Aizawl before joining River Tuirial.

Major threats:

  • The rapid growth of Aizawl City has led to unplanned construction activities on the river bed of Chite Lui River.
  • The river also suffers from loss of natural vegetation and soil erosion due to deforestation and land use change.
  • Moreover, the river has also become a dumping ground for various kinds of waste generated by the urban population.


Consider the following rivers:

1. Chite Lui

2. Tuirial

3. Barak

How many of them flows through the state of Mizoram?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None