Where are arid regions located in India?Are there major cities in those regions?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The most arid region in India would be located in the Northwestern Corner of India called Rajasthan.  This area borders Pakistan and is probably the most dry region in India.  Waterfall is scarce as arid conditions dominate.  Crop yields are low, and  further growth of agriculture is constrained by a lack of water and access to it, as over half of the region is arid.  Jaipur is a prominent city within Rajasthan.  There are other regions in India that are not as arid, but still contain arid properties.  The outlying area from Rajasthan is semi arid, and this section contains the national capital of New Delhi, as well as the some portions of the Gujarat and Haryana states.

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