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India - Physical Features

NCERT 6th Class (CBSE) Social Science: India – Physical Features

Question: Compare the western coastal plains and the Eastern coastal plains.

Answer: Western coastal plains: The northern part of the Western coastal plain is called the Konkan coast and the southern part is called the Malabar coastal. The backwaters, locally called kayals, are a special feature of the Malabar coast.

Eastern coastal plains: The northern part of the Eastern coastal plain is called the Northern Circars and the southern part is called the Coromandel coast. Rivers such as Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri have formed fertile deltas along the Eastern coastal plain.

Question: Why is the Ganga-Brahmaputra plain the most fertile region of India?

Answer: They are fertile because they bring deposits of siets and sand along.

Question: Why are the rivers of peninsular plateaus non-perennial?

Answer: Because they are rain fed and are seasonal.

Question: Differentiate between Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats.

Answer: Western Ghats:

  1. They from the western edge of the Deccan plateau.
  2. They are higher.
  3. They are continuous.

Eastern Ghats:

  1. They form the eastern edge the Deccan plateau.
  2. They are lesser  in height.
  3. They are discontinuous.

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