6th Class Social Science India : Climate, Vegetation and Wildlife Question Bank India-Climate, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife - Long answer Type Question

  • question_answer Describe the Tidal Forests in India.


    All major rivers of India form deltas when they enter the sea or ocean. At the delta, the fresh water of the river gets mixed with the salty water of the sea during high tides. These deltas give rise to forests called Tidal Forests. Trees of Tidal Forests can survive both in the fresh water of the river and the salty water of the sea. Tidal Forests are found in India in two major regions: (i) The Ganga-Brahmaputra Delta, and (ii) Deltas of the Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri rivers. Forests of the Ganga-Brahmaputra Delta are also known as Sunder bans. The Sun derbans are named after the well-known Sundri tree, best suited for boat-making and construction works. Tidal forests of the Sunder bans are found on the seaward side of the Ganga-Brahmputra Delta. The Sundri tree is a well-known species of mangrove forests. Sundri trees have stilt-like supporting roots which remain underwater even during the high tides.


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