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Agriculture in India and its silent features

India is pre-eminently an agricultural country. About 70 % of the working force of India drives its livelihood by practising agriculture. It plays a vital role in the economy of India. Till 1971, about 80 % of the Indian population lived in rural areas and depended directly or indirectly on agriculture. It contributed 45 per cent of Gross Domestic Production (GDP) at that time. However, now the importance of agriculture in India has greatly reduced due to the rapid development in the other sectors like mining, manufacturing, transport and trade. Urbanisation is one of the contributing factor in the reduced popularity of agriculture. It is often said that India has an agrarian economy. But statistics tells different story, today agriculture and allied sectors contribute nearly 25 % of GDP, while about 65-70 % of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, and it still forms the hub of India's economy.

The Significance of the Himalayas and its Importance for India


Regional Division of the Himalayas

On the regional basis Himalayas are classified according to the location to which they belong. In the previous posts we have discussed the Geographical division of the Himalayas which is based on age of the Formation of the Himalayas in different stages. However, the regional division of Himalayas is not a natural division but a man made.Division of the Himalayason the regional basis is as follows:-

1. The Punjab Himalayas

The Trans Himalayas and the Eastern or the Purvanchal

In previous posts we further classified the first division of Himalayas i.e.The Himalayan Ranges in three parts - theShiwalik Ranges, the Middle or the Lesser Himalaya and the Great Himalaya. Now in this post we will discuss the location and geographical features of  the other two division of the Himalayas i.e.the Trans Himalayas and the Eastern Hills or the Purvanchal.

The Middle and the Great Himalayas

In the previous post we discussed the physical features of Shiwalik Himalayas and found out that how Shiwaliks created the beautiful Dun valleys. This post will discuss about the geography of other two ranges of The Himalayas- The Middle or Lesser Himalaya and The Great Himalaya which are the other two division of The Himalayan Ranges.

Geographical Division of the Himalayas

Himalayas have been divided on geographical, regional and geological basis. However, geographical basis is more pronounced and widely accepted. Geographically entire Himalayan region can be divided into following three categories:- The Himalayan Ranges.The Trans Himalayas.The Eastern Hills.

Theories Behind The Origin Of Himalayas

Himalayas are vast, extensive, loftiest and youngest mountain range of the world, located in the north-eastern border of India. They are one of the biggest assets of the Indian subcontinent. No other mountain range anywhere in world has so much importance as the Himalayas has for India (Significance of the Himalayas). The Himalayas are the body and soul of India. They have affected the life of Indian peoples from many years. The great wisdom of Veda and Yoga evolved in the abode of The Great Himalayas. The Himalayas have attained a unique personality owing to their high altitude, steep gradient, snow capped summits, deeply dissected topography, youthful drainage, complex geological structure and rich temperate flora in the subtropical latitudes. Northern India gets much of its rain from Monsoon and Himalayas act like a big barrier for the Monsoon clouds. I believe that it is impossible to explore all aspects of this vast ocean of mountains.

The magnitude of their size can be estimated…

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