Give main characteristics of the division of Great Peninsular Plateau

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Give main characteristics of the division of Great Peninsular Plateau.
Answer:
The Great Peninsular Plateau is the oldest landmass of the Indian subcontinent. It is divided into two parts:

The Central Highlands

These highlands are made up of hard igneous and metamorphic rocks.

  • The old Aravalli range borders it in the north-west.
  • The Central Highlands further consist of the Malwa Plateau in the west and Chotanagpur region in the east.
  • The eastward extension of the Malwa Plateau is known as Bundelkhtmd and Baghelkand in southern U.P. and northern M.P.
  • The Malwa Plateau is drained by the southern tributaries of the Yamuna and the Ganga. Damodar river drains the Chotanagpur plateau.

The Deccan Plateau

  • The Deccan Plateau extends from river Narmada to the Southern tip of the Peninsular India.
  • It is one of the oldest earth blocks and is made up of hard igneous and metamorphic socks.
  • The Satpura range -northern Mahadev Hills, Maikal range etc. form its northern edge eastern.
  • The Western Ghats form its Western edge which is much steeper and higher than the eastern one. The plateau slopes gently towards the east.
  • The Eastern edge is marked by Eastern Ghats which are broken into small hills by rivers.