Monday, November 2, 2009

Dr Randhawa's Division of Indian Region

Dr Randhawa's Division of Indian Region

Dr Randhawa has classified the zones as follows:
1. Temperate Himalayan Region The region has been
subdivided into two.The Eastern Himalayan Region is mainly wet where rainfall is heavy (over 250 cm) and there are thick sal forests-:- The regio~ included here are Sikkim, Bhutan, Upper Assam and Mishmi Hills. These are mainly tea­growing areas. Cultivation of paddy is done in some places.

The Western Himalayan Region is mainly dry and in­cludes Kulu and Kangra valleys, Garhwal, Kumaon, Simla Hills. Horticultural crops, particularly walnuts, almonds, apples, cherries, apricots and plums, occupy a high place.
Even potato, maize and paddy are cultivated in some' regions.

2. Northern Dry (or Wheat) Region In this region, the annual rainfall is less than 75 em and in .many places even less than 20 em. The soil is alluvial and sandy. This region comprises Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, western Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Wheat, barley, maize, cotton are the chief crops.

3. Eastern Wet (or Rice) Region In this region, annual rainfall is over 150 em and the soil is alluvial. The main crops are rice, jute, sugarcane and tea. The region includes Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and other eastern regions like Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram. Rice being the staple crop, its straw is used as cattle feed.

4. Western Wet Region or Malabar Region It comprises Kerala, Karnataka and adjoining areas where the annual rainfall is over 253 em and the soil is lateritic. Coconut is the predominant crop besides tapioca, cashewlmt, arecanut, rubber, black pepper, cardamom. Rice is the main food.

5. Southern Region or Millet Region In this region, the annual rainfall is between 50 em and 100 em and the soil is partly black cotton and partly lateritic. Jowar, bajra, groundnut, castor seed and cotton are the chief crops. The region comprises southern Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat (south), Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, western Tamil Nadu, eastern Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka.


  1. abey loude type of soil teri bahu likhegi kya

  2. Randhwa only focus on climate crop and soil bandhu.