Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Eastern coastal plain of India:
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is correct: Eastern coastal plain is an example of an emergent coast. Bars, spits, lagoons, salt marshes, sea cliffs and arches are the typical features of emergence.
Statement 2 is incorrect: As compared to the western coastal plain, the eastern coastal plain is broader. There are well-developed deltas here, formed by the rivers flowing eastward into the Bay of Bengal. These include the deltas of the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri. Because of its emergent nature. The rivers flowing through the western coastal plain do not form any delta.