Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 9
Geography
Solutions
1. Find out, why are the southern slopes in the Himalayan region covered with thick vegetation cover as compared to the northern slopes of the same hills.

Question:

Find out, why are the southern slopes in the Himalayan region covered with thick vegetation cover as compared to the northern slopes of the same hills.

Answer:

Sunlight and the amount of rainfall directly affect the growth of vegetation. Due to the southwest monsoon, the Southern slopes receive more rainfall and also an adequate amount of sunlight. Whereas, the Northern slopes receive less rainfall and sunlight. That's why the Southern slopes are covered with thick vegetation as compared to the Northern slopes.

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