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    The Southern Plateaus Of India

    The Southern Plateaus are triangular in shape.River Narmada divides them into two parts-the Central Highlands and the Deccan Plateau.

    The Southern Plateaus cover a large part of India.They stretch from 1600 km from north to south and 1400 km from east to west.

    The Southern Plateaus are surrounded by hill ranges on all sides.The Aravalli Hills are in the north-west and the Rajmahal hills in the north-east.The Eastern ghats and Western ghats are towards the east and west respectively.

    The Chota Nagpur Plateau is rich in minerals especially coal.The other minerals are iron,manganese,bauxite and mica.The main mining centres are Jharia,Giridih,Bokaro and Raniganj.

    The Deccan Plateau stretches from the Satpura Range to the southern tip of India.Godavari is the the longest river in the Deccan Plateau.

    Madhya Pradesh,Chattisgarh,Jharkhand,Orissa,Maharashtra,Karnataka,AndhraPradesh and Tamil Nadu form part of the Southern Plateaus.

    Black soil is found in the region.The main crops grown here are cotton,sugarcane,rice,groundnut and tobacco.

    Annai Mudi is the highest peak in the Deccan Plateau.

    The Eastern and Western Ghats meet each other at the Nilgiri Hills.

    The Jog Falls in Karnataka are the highest waterfalls in India.

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