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Distinguish between the following : The Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats.


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  • Western Ghats
  • Eastern Ghats
  • Mark the western edge of the Deccan Plateau
  • Mark the eastern edge of the Deccan Plateau
  • Continuous, can be crossed through the passes only.
  • Discontinuous, irregular and dissected by rivers draining into the Bay of Bengal.
  • Higher; average elevation is 900−1600 meters
  • Lower; average elevation is 600 meters
  • It experiences orographic rain mostly in summer due to the summer monsoons. The climate      is hot and moist.
  • It receives rain mostly in winter through North-eastern monsoon. However, here the rain is lesser than the western strip.
  • Soil is highly fertile. Rice, spices, rubber and fruits like coconuts, cashew nuts etc. are grown
  • Soil is not as fertile as western ghats. Rice, ground nuts, cotton, tobacco, coconuts etc. are grown



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