What is the bhabar?
Answer to be written in exam :
- The rivers( Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra along with their tributaries) , after descending from mountains, deposit pebbles in a narrow belt lying parallel to slopes of the shiwaliks.
- The Bhabar is a narrow belt about 8-16km wide running in East to west direction along the foot of the Shiwaliks of Himalayan Range.
- The Bhabar belt is comparatively narrow in the east and extensive in the western and north-western hilly region.
- The area is not suitable for agriculture and only big trees with large roots thrive in this belt.