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Peninsular plateau is one of the oldest and the most stable landmass of India. Discuss the extension of Peninsular plateau and its various reliefs.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1. Peninsular plateau is one of the oldest and the most stable landmass of India. Discuss the extension of Peninsular plateau and its various reliefs. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

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 understand the topography of various reliefs of peninsular plateau.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by emphasising the vast special extension of the Peninsular plateau.

Body:

Write about various landforms constituting the Peninsular plateau such as the Deccan, Bundelkhand,   Chotanagpur, Bundelkhand & Northeast plateaus, the western & eastern ghats, Vindhya & Satpura ranges etc and a brief description of their reliefs

Conclusion:

Conclude by saying that the diversity and vastness of the landforms of the peninsular plateau has led to a rich biodiversity of the region.