“The northern plains of India are densely populated” Why?
The northern plains of India are densely populated because of the following reasons:
- They consist of large plain of alluvial soil and the deposition of alluvium in a vast basin lying at the foothills of the Himalaya over millions of years make this plain fertile.
- It spreads over an area of 7 lakh square kilometres, is 2,400 kilometres long, 240 to 320 kilometres broad and are flat lands which make staying simple for the people.
- They are made up of three major river systems, namely - the Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra along with their tributaries. This helps in increasing the agricultural produce.