- August 21, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Geography
Context – ‘Redraw coastline to cope with rise in sea level’.
- India has a coastline of 6 Km [6100 km of mainland coastline + coastline of 1197 Indian islands]touching 13 States and Union Territories (UTs).
- The straight and regular coastline of India is the result of faulting of the Gondwanaland during the Cretaceous period (Continental Drift)
- As such the coast of India does not offer many sites for good natural harbours.
- [Indented coastlines of Europe provide good natural harbours whereas African and Indian coastlines are not indented].
- The Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea came into being during the Cretaceous or early Tertiary period after the disintegration of Gondwanaland.