Ravines of India
Ravines are symptoms of decay of
Technically, ravines are formed when the upper layer of vegetal cover
is not strong enough and the roots of trees are unable to hold and
bind the soil together. Constant rainfall erodes the soil and washes
away the crust of the earth. Consequentially, the water flow turns
into drains, creating cracks. In due course of time, these cracks are
further eroded, and become large ravines.
In Bhind and Moraina districts are high grounds where rainfall, the
Chambal River and its tributaries have eroded the land, resulting in
huge cracks and valleys. These deep valleys are the Chambal Ravines,
which provide an excellent shelter for dacoits.