Which of the following are used to construct inland waterways in India?

  1. Lakes
  2. Canals
  3. Creeks
  4. Backwaters

 Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Inland waterways comprising rivers, lakes, canals, creeks and backwaters extend to about 14,500 Kms across the country. 
National Waterway 1 or NW1 will starts from Allahabad to Haldia with a distance of 1620 km. National Waterway 2 will a stretch on Brahmaputra River from Sadiya to Dhubri in Assam state. National Waterway 3 or the West Coast Canal is located in Kerala state and run from Kollam to Kottapuram. National Waterway 4 is connecting Kakinada to Pondicherry through Canals, Tank and River Godavari along with Krishna River. National Waterway 5 connects Orissa to West Bengal using the stretch on Brahmani River, East Coast Canal, Matai River and Mahanadi River Delta. National Waterway 6 is the proposed waterway in Assam state and will connect Lakhipur to Bhanga in river Barak.

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