Short Notes on Relief Diversities in Terms of Relief Found in the Northern Plains
Relief diversities in the northern plains:
i. The northern plains display their own diversities in terms of relief.
ii. Generally it is described as the vast fait monotonous relief region but it is not so.
iii. It is classified in your sections due to differences in its relief.
1. The stretch of a narrow belt comprising pebbled beds parallel to slope of the river bed is known as the bhabar.
a. This belt is about 8 to 16 km wide.
b. It lies along the foot of the Shiwaliks.
2. South of bhabar, lies the terai.
a. vi. It is wet, marshy and thickly forested region.
b. vii. It supports the diverse wildlife.
c. viii. Streams disappear in the bhabar.
3. They remerge in terai region.
Here they create marshy condition.
4. The older alluvium deposites have terrace-like features.
a. x. They rise above the level of the flood plains.
b. xi. They are referred as the Bhangar.
c. xii. This region is often impregnated with calcareous deposites called the kankar.
5. The newer and younger deposites of the flood plains are called Khadar.
a. xiii. They are renewed almost every year.
b. xiv. They are fertile. Hence they are ideal for the intensive agriculture.