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Eastern Coastal Plain

Posted on : 01 Feb 2020

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  • As compared to the western coastal plain, the eastern coastal plain is broader and is an example of an emergent coast.
  • There are well-developed deltas here, formed by the rivers flowing eastward into the Bay of Bengal. These include the deltas of the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna, and the Kaveri.
  • Because of its emergent nature, it has less number of ports and harbors.
  • The continental shelf extends up to 500 km into the sea, which makes it difficult for the development of good ports and harbors.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements about the Eastern Coastal Plains
    1.The eastern coastal plain is broader than western coastal plain and is an example of an emergent coast.
    2.There are well-developed deltas here, formed by the rivers flowing eastward into the Bay of Bengal.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2

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