Rivers are considered as the lifeline of any civilization. It’s not only denote a geomorphic entity but an important ecological system on which the sustainability of modern society is dependent. Not only that, it is an international figure which determines the framework of correlation of between the intentional countries as well as helps to maintain the socio-economic balance through its various outreach modes like, trade, tourism, agriculture etc. But in spite of its pivotal role, the understanding of large river systems and appreciation of their multidimensional nature is still fragmentary. As a result, most of the rivers of the world are now going through a crisis mode due to the impact of various anthropogenic activities. The Centre for River Affairs (CRA), the first River based Think Tank Centre of world, has been developed under SAIARD, with a vision to highlight these various issues related to the river in front of the world as well as to support govt. in case of policy framing and also to connect this subject in our regular education system.