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Deccan Plateau is one of the two divisions of the Indian Peninsula.
i. Deccan Plateau lies in the south of Narmada River.
ii. The direction of slope of the plateau is southwest to northeast.
iii. It is bounded by the Western Ghats in the west and by the Eastern Ghats in the east.
iv. The plateau is extremely large and consists of different ecosystems with a different type of vegetation, climate and animals.
v. The plateau receives very little rainfall because the mountains of Western Ghats are very tall, and they block the moisture from the southwest monsoon.
vi. The climate of the region is tropical in most of its area. Tropical climate means average temperature throughout the year is 15 to 25 degree Celsius and has one wet and one dry season.
vii. The thick dark black or regur soil is found in this region which is suitable for cultivation of cotton.
viii. The major crops of the area include rice, sorghum, cotton, tobacco, oilseeds, cereals, pulses and sugar cane.
ix. The Deccan plateau helps India to protrude in the Indian Ocean.
x. It helps India to relate to Africa, Europe and West Asia through the Western Coast and with East Asia and Australia through the Eastern Coast.
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