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Published On: Tue, Sep 9th, 2014

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Agronomy: Soil manage­ment and production of field crops is known as Agronomy.

Aleurone layer: is that part of the grain in cereals where much of the protein lies.

Alluvial soil: is the richest and most fertile soil of India spread over large areas in north­ern plains of India.

Arakan Yoma: is the exten­sion of the Himalayas located in Myanmar.
Asthamudi Lake: is locat­ed in Kerala State.

Bailadila: in Bastar district of Madhya Pradesh, is known for its wealth of Manganese.

Barhara (Tribes): The Barhara tribes mentioned in the Mahabharata who had settled in the north-western regions of India, are associated with—(1) Ambashthas (a mixed Mongolian Aryan race); (2) Gandharas (Afghans); (3) Pavas.

Bhabhar region: in south of the Shivaliks, is an example of Piedmont situation i.e., belong­ing to or related to the foot of a mountain.

Bushmen (Tribes): They live in the Kalahari desert. They are probably the descendants of the earliest inhabitants of Africa. They rank among the most uncivilized and backward peo­ples in the world. Their food consists almost entirely of meat, often raw or decomposed, and in times of scarcity they will eat insects, snakes etc.

Cardamom: Karnataka is the largest producer of car­damom. India is the largest exporter of cardamom in the world.

Chinook: Warm, dry wind experienced along the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the U.S.A.

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