Some important facts on The peninsular plateau


1. The Peninsular plateau is one of the oldest blocks, triangular in shape and mostly formed of hard rocks.

2. The Aravallis lie in the north-west and in the north lie the Malwa Plateau, Bundelkhand Plateau, Chhota Nagpur Plateau, and raj Mahal hills in the north east. To the south of the Malwa plateau lie the Vindhya and Satpura ranges.

3. The Deccan plateau is bound by the Eastern Ghats in the east and the Western Ghats in the west.


4. Rivers Narmada and Tapti (Tapi) flow into the Arabian Sea.

5. The Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery (Kaveri) Flow into the Bay of Bengal.

6. The Nilgiris, Anaimalai and Cardamom Hills lie in the south.

7. The rivers of Peninsular Plateau are seasonal as they are rain-fed. They are not navigable in the dry season.


8. (a) The Peninsular Plateau has large deposits of metallic, non-metallic and energy sources.

(b) North Western part has fertile black soil.

(c) Southern area is suitable for the cultivation of rice, tea and coffee.

(d) Rivers of Western Ghats are short and swift- used for H.E.P.


(e) Western Ghats are higher and have many hill resorts.

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