The Southern Plateau of India | SS 4th Grade

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In this lesson you will learn about the Southern Plateau of India: Its location and physical features, its people, their dresses, language and festivals. Social Studies, 4th Grade

Shape of the Southern Plateau

Triangular

The land in the Southern Plateau is

Rocky and uneven

Landform on the north-west of the Southern Plateau

The Aravali Range

Landform on the north-east of the Southern Plateau

The Rajmahal Hills

Landform on the east of the Southern Plateau

The Eastern Ghats

Landform on the west of the Southern Plateau

The Western Ghats

Hills to the south of the Malwa Plateau

Vindhya

The river valley that divides the Southern Plateau into two parts

Narmada

Northern part of the Southern Plateau

The Central Highlands

Southern part of the Southern Plateau

The Deccan Plateau

Name of the Plateau that form the north-west part of the Central Highlands

Malwa

Name of the Plateau that form the north-east part of the Central Highlands

Chota Nagpur

Name a famous city of Maharashtra that is part of the Northern side of the Deccan Plateau

Nagpur

Name the third largest city of Karnataka that is a part of the southern side of the Deccan Plateau

Mysuru

Major States included in the Malwa Plateau

(Parts of) Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

Major states included in the Chota Nagpur Plateau

(Parts of) Jharkhand, Odisha, Chattisgarh and Bihar*

Major states included in the Deccan Plateau

(Parts of) Madhya Pradesh, Chattigarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Important cities of the Malwa region

Gwalior, Indore and Bhopal

Major industries in the Chota Nagpur Plateau

Coal industry (mines), Steel industry, Diamond (mines), Wood Products

Reason Steel industry is large in Chota Nagpur Plateau

Good access to Coal from coal mines, which is used in converting Iron to Steel

Chota Nagpur is rich in these minerals: Starts with "C"

Coal

Chota Nagpur is rich in these minerals: Starts with "I"

Iron

Chota Nagpur is rich in these minerals: Starts with "M"

Mica and Manganese

Famous Coal mines of Chota Nagpur plateau

Giridih (in Bihar), Jharia (in Jharkhand), Raniganj (in West Bengal)

Famous cities that build Steel (steel plants) in Chota Nagpur Plateau

Bokaro (in Jharkhand) and Bhilai (in Chattisgarh)

City with diamond mines

Panna (in Madhya Pradesh)

Reason Chota Nagpur has a rich wood products industry

Forests

Mountains on the North of the Deccan Plateau

Satpura

Rivers of the Deccan Plateau, that flow East

Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri

River apart from Narmada in the Deccan Plateau that flows West

Tapi

Rivers in which region flow faster? The Northern Plains or the Southern Plateau

The Southern Plateau

Reason rivers in the Southern Plateau form lots of waterfalls

This is because the land in the Southern Plateau is rocky and uneven

Jog Falls in Karnataka is on this river

Sharavati

Cotton and sugarcane grow well in this soil ( found in one part of the Deccan Plateau )

Black

Single biggest reason why Black soil is great for growing cotton

Moisture-retentive nature

Where would you grow rice along a river ( say Godavari, or Krishna or Kaveri ): In the main part of the river basin or somewhere else?

In the delta region
(Can you explain why?)

Name a famous dam built on Krishna river

Nagarjuna Sagar

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