Answer the following question.
Explain the characteristics of the North Indian Plains.
Characteristics of the North Indian Plains:
* This division lies between the Himalaya Mountains in the north and the Peninsula in the south, extending from Rajasthan and Punjab in the west to Assam in the east. It is mostly a flat, low-lying area.
* The North Indian Plains are divided into two parts. The part lying to the east of the Aravalis is the basin of the river Ganga and is therefore known as the Ganga Plains. It slopes eastward. The western part of the North Indian Plains is occupied by desert, known as the Thar Desert or Marusthali. Most of Rajasthan is occupied by this desert.
* The plains of Punjab lie to the north of the Thar desert. This region is spread to the west of Aravalis and Delhi ranges which have formed as a result of the depositional work by river Sutlej and its tributaries. The slope of the plains is towards the west.
Since the soil here is very fertile, agriculture is largely practised in this region.