Distinguish between Ganga Basin and Thar desert

The Gnaga basin:
​Ganga basin is the largest river basin in India in terms of catchment area, constituting 26% of the country's land mass (8,61,404 Sq. km) and supporting about 43% of its population (448.3 million as per 2001 census). The basin lies between East longitudes 73°02’ and 89°05’ and North latitudes of 21°06’ and 31°21’, covering an area of 1,086,000 sq km, extending over India, Nepal and Bangladesh. About 79% area of Ganga basin is in India. The basin covers 11 states viz., Uttarakhand, U.P., M.P., Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Delhi.

The thar desert:

The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan.
        It is the world's 17th largest desert, and the world's 9th largest subtropical desert.  About 85% of the Thar Desert is in India, and the remaining part in Pakistan. In India, it covers about 320,000 km2(120,000 sq mi), of which 90% is in Rajasthan and extends into Gujarat, Punjab, and Haryana.


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ganga basin is longest river basin in india
​thar desert is the desert in rajasthan
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