Consider the following statements about Delta and Estuary formation in India:

  1. While most of the deltas are formed on the eastern coast of India, estuaries are formed on the west coast
  2. The wider plains on the eastern coast in comparison to western coast support delta formation on the coast

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The plains along the east coast are much wider than those on the west coast and contain prominent river deltas like that of the Mahanadi. The wider plains and lower gradient on the eastern coast favours delta formation in the region.

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