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Table 1 Catchment areas of the GBM basins

From: Conceptualizing environmental governance on the GBM basin

Country Ganga basin Brahmaputra basin Meghna basin
Basin area (1000 km2) Percentage of total area Basin area (1000 km2) Percentage of total area Basin area (1000 km2) Percentage of total area
China 33 3 293 50
Nepal 140 13
Bhutan 45 8
India 861 80 195 34 49 58
Bangladesh 46 4 47 8 36 42
  1. Source: Rangachari and Verghese (2001); Pun (2004)