Geography of Maharashtra
"Geography of Maharashtra presents a broad picture of the state of Maharashtra at the beginning of the 21st century. The essays presented here are intended to further our understanding of Maharashtra's physical, economic and cultural landscape. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I The Physical Environment contains papers describing the physiography, climate, soils, forests and wildlife of Maharashtra. In Part II an overview of the Economic and Cultural Landscape of the state is given. The articles included in this part highlight the status of agriculture, industries, population growth, urbanisation and road and rail transport. The variations in physical and socio-economic aspects of the state, which are reflected in their unique geographical personalities, are described in Part III on Regions of Maharashtra. The volume, thus, addresses the needs of a wider readership, including students, researchers and planners. The editors, all professors of geography at the University of Pune, are drawn from all the major specialisations in the discipline of geography."
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Tertiary and Quaternary Geology of the Deccan Traps of Maharashtra
Geomorphology of the Konkan Coast
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agricultural Ahmednagar Amravati Aurangabad average bajra basalt basin beaches Bhandara Bhima catchment cent Central Chandrapur coastal cotton Creek crop cultivation Deccan Traps Dhule Dikshit discharge distribution district drainage drought east eastern economic erosion fertility flat flood flows forests Gadchiroli Godavari Greater Mumbai growth rates height hills important increase India industrial irrigation Jalgaon jowar Kale Karlekar kharif Kolhapur Konkan Konkan coast Krishna land landscape large number lateritic located Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra Maharashtra Plateau major Marathwada moisture monsoon Nagpur Nashik National Parks occupied period plain population production protected areas Purna Raigad railway rainfall Rajaguru range Ratnagiri river road Sahyadri Sangli Satara Satpura season sediment settlements slopes soils Solapur Solapur districts sorghum South Konkan southern sugarcane surface Table taluka textile Thane tidal town transport tributaries University of Pune urbanisation valley vertisols Vidarbha Wainganga Wardha weathering Western Ghats Western Maharashtra wildlife sanctuary zone