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Distinguish between Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats.


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 Western Ghats Eastern Ghats
Mark the western 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.
Mark the eastern edge of the Deccan Plateau. 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. 
Soil is highly fertile. Rice, spices, rubber and fruits like coconuts, cashew nuts etc. are grown.Soil is not as fertile. Rice, groundnut, tobacco, coconuts etc. are grown.

Social Science
NCERT
Standard IX

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