Ganga-Brahmaputra delta is called the 'Food Bowl of India'. Discuss.

Delta formed by Ganga Brahmaputra in India is Sunderban Delta. The three major rivers namely Ganga, Brahmaputra and Megna of the country form this huge delta. The Sunderban Delta is the largest delta in the world.

Characteristics of Ganges Brahmaputra Delta

  • The area occupied by this delta is approximately 105641 km2
  • The total number of river mouths to this delta is 8
  • Major cities associated with this are Delta are Kolata and Dhaka
  • All these three rivers drain a catchment of about 1.72 million km2, at the southern side of the Himalaya
  • It the most fertile region in the world

Food bowl of India

Ganga Brahmaputra Delta is called food bowl of India due to the following reasons

  • The delta is the land to many food grains like rice, wheat, maize, pulses, etc.
  • The soil is very fertile composed of alluvial soil, which is the best soil for the growth of crops.
  • The delta has a favourable climatic conditions for the growth of all crops.
  • Due to all the above-mentioned reasons Ganga Brahmaputra Delta is called food bowl of India.

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