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The Southern Plateau ( Part 1 )

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The Southern Plateau of India is triangular in shape.

It is surrounded by Aravalli Hills in the north-west and Rajmahal Hills in the north-east. It is bordered by Eastern Ghats in the east and Western Ghats in the west.

It is divided into two parts by the Satpura Hills and Narmada River. The two parts are : Central Highlandsand Deccan Plateau.

Central Highlands:

  • It is located to the north of Satpura Hills and Narmada river.
  • It consists of Malwa Plateau and Chota Nagpur Plateau.
  • Malwa Plateau covers parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Chota Nagpur Plateau is rich in minerals like bauxite, iron, coal, manganese, etc.

Deccan Plateau:

  • It lies south of the Narmada river and Satpura ranges.
  • It is surrounded by Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats.
  • The Nilgiris, Anaimalai and Cardamom are some of the important hills of Western Ghats.
  • It is rich in iron, gold…

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