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Trace the regional divisions in the Northern Plains of India and bring out their geomorphological features. Why are Northern Plains so significant? Explain.

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent).

2. Trace the regional divisions in the Northern Plains of India and bring out their geomorphological features. Why are Northern Plains so significant? Explain. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Class-XI NCERT: India Physical Environment.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To explain the regional divisions in the northern plains, its geomorphological features and significance.

Directive:

Explain – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by mentioning about Northern Plains of India and their composition.

Body:

In the first part of the body, bring forth the regional divisions: Sindh Plain, Rajasthan Plain, Punjab Plain, Ganga Plain, Brahmaputra Plain, Ganga – Brahmaputra Delta and explain them briefly.

In the next part, bring out the geomorphological features such as The Bhabar, The Terai, The Bhangar, The Khadar, Reh or Kollar and explain them briefly.

In the final part, mention about the significance such as Agriculture, Tourism, Soil profile, Ecology and cultural aspects etc.

Conclusion:

Complete the answer by mentioning the overall significance of the northern plains.