In this module, we will learn how Landforms give rise to diversity.
Landforms and Lifestyle diversity:
A continent is a very large area of land with various physical features such as mountains, plateaus, plains, rivers and seas and various types of weather patterns.
India is known as a sub-continent. These features have an influence upon the people who live in different landforms of the country.
Different types of landforms
Economic activities of a region depend upon the physical and climatic features.
People - Living in plains practice agriculture.
People - living in coastal areas practice fishing.
People - living in mountainous regions follow the rearing of animals.
Diversity in landforms also impacts flora and fauna of a region. The plant and animal wealth of a place depends on the natural habitat and the climate in that region. Likewise, food, clothing, occupation and livelihood of the people is closely connected with the region’s natural surroundings and climate.
Mawsynram located in Meghalaya, is the land of the highest rainfall.
Jaisalmer located in Rajasthan, is the land with the lowest rainfall.
Landscape of Mawsynram, Meghalaya, India.
Landscape of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.