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The Southern Plateau of India | SS 4th Grade

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
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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