North Indian Plains

North Indian Plains

The Great North Indian plains are homogeneous surfaces with an invisible slope. These are alluvial fertile plains formed by the deposition process of the Himalayan Rivers. Along with the Himalayan Rivers, the Vindhyan Rivers are also having a prominent role in making the land fertile. It deposits a large number of sediments along the foothills
 
North Indian Plains
 
  • The Great North Indian plain is divided into following subdivisions on the basis of relief features:
  • The Bhabar Plains lie to the south of Shiwalik from Jammu to Assam. The Bhabar tract consists of gravel and unassorted sediment deposits and is not suitable for cultivation.
  • The Terai Plains lies south to the Bhabar tract. It is a marshy tract with malarial climate. The width of Terai tract is more in the eastern region.
  • The Bhangar are older alluvial plain which represents upland alluvial tract. These areas are well-drained and suitable for cultivation.
  • The Khadar is new alluvial deposits along the course of the river. It is enriched by fresh deposits of silt every year.
  • Delta Plains are considered as the extension of Khadar land. This area is a depositional area in the lower reaches of Ganga River.
UPSC Prelims 2024 dynamic test series

Any suggestions or correction in this article - please click here ([email protected])

Related Posts: