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The Northern Plains

The Northern Plains Intro SST Std IV

Northern Plains location They run parallel to the Himalayas, from Punjab in the West to Assam in the East
Northern Plains rivers Many rivers that originate in the Himalayas, such as Ganga, Brahmaputra, Indus and Satluj flow through the Northern Plains.
Why do the rivers of the Northern plains have water throughout the year? As the rivers of the Northern Plains are mainly fed by the melting snow in the Himalayas, they have water throughout the year.
Why are the Northern Plains one of the most fertile regions of the world? The rivers in the Northern Plains bring with them fine soil called silt or alluvium. Alluvial soil is very fertile. It makes the the Northern Plains one of the most fertile regions of thee world.
Basin An area watered by a main river and its tributaries
Tributaries Smaller rivers joining the main river
Basins of the Northern Plains Satluj Basin, Ganga Basin, Brahmaputra Basin
States in the Northern Plains Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Parts of Assam and Tripura
Main occupation of the people of the Northern Plains Farming
Alluvium Fine soil brought by rivers from the hills
Sanctuary A safe place
Fine soil brought by rivers from the hills Alluvium
A safe place Sanctuary
Created by: Moi.A
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