November 27, 2014

SSC Social Studies - Important Questions - New Syllabus

Q: Write a brief note on the Peninsular Plateau.
A: . The Indian plateau is also known as the peninsular plateau as it
is surrounded by
the sea on three sides. It is mainly composed of the old crystalline,
hard igneous and metamorphic rock. Large amounts of metallic and non
metallic mineral resources are found in the Indian plateau. The
peninsular plateau consists of two broad divisions namely, the central
high lands and the Deccan Plateau.

Prominent plateaus here are Malwa plateau on the western side and
towards the east there is the Chota Nagpur plateau. In comparison to
the Gangetic plains the plateau region is dry. The rivers are not
perennial. . The irrigation for the second crop depends on deep tube
wells and tanks.

Identify rivers that flow in the Northern side of central high lands.
Chota Nagpur plateau is rich in mineral resources. The portion of
peninsular plateau lying to the south of Narmada, a triangular
landmass is called the Deccan plateau.

Q: What are the differences between the relief of the Himalayan region
and the Peninsular plateau?
A: . Large amount of metallic and non metallic mineral resources are
found in Peninsular plateau. Famous valleys and hill stations are
there in the Himalayan region. Himalayan rivers are perennial,
peninsular rivers are seasonal.

Himalayas are covered with snow and glaciers, while in peninsular
plateau, there are no glaciers and snow fall. The Peninsular plateau
is generally composed of old crystalline rocks and hard igneous and
metamorphic rocks. The Himalayas are composed of sedimentary rocks
which have been folded.

Q: What are the 3 parts of the Coastal Plains?
A: The three parts of the Coastal Plains are
1. Konkan Coast is in Maharashtra and Goa.
2. Canara coast is in Karnataka.
3. Malabar Coast is the southern part mostly in Kerala.

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