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The Peninsular Plateau

Posted on : 08 Feb 2020

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  • Rising from the height of 150 m above the river plains up to an elevation of 600-900 m is the irregular triangle known as the Peninsular plateau. Delhi ridge in the northwest, (extension of Aravalis), the Rajmahal Hills in the east, Gir range in the west and the Cardamom Hills in the south constitute the outer extent of the Peninsular plateau.
  • However, an extension of this is also seen in the northeast, in the form of Shillong and Karbi-Anglong plateau.
  • Peninsular India is made up of a series of patland plateaus such as the Hazaribagh plateau, the Palamu plateau, the Ranchi plateau, the Malwa plateau, the Coimbatore plateau, and the Karnataka plateau, etc.
  • This is one of the oldest and the most stable landmass of India.
  • The general elevation of the plateau is from the west to the east, which is also proved by the pattern of the flow of rivers.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements about the Peninsular Plateau of India
    1.It is one of the oldest and the most stable landmass of India.
    2.The plateau slopes downwards from west to east.
    3.Its extension can be found in Assam and Meghalaya.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.3 only

    3.2 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3

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