Tarai lies South of Bhabar.
It is 15-30 km wide with its width increasing from west to east. (Note: this is opposite from the Bhabar plains).
This is a zone of excessive dampness, thick forests, rich wild life and malarial climate.
This zone is formed as the rivers which got submerged in Bhabar plains reemerge in this region.
In most of the northern states, from Haryana to Bihar, the Tarai forests have been cleared and plains are used for agriculture now.
The Tarai belt is known for the cultivation of Sugarcane, rice, wheat, maize, oil seeds, pulses and fodder.
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