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Aravalli Hills

(ərä`vəlē), hill system, N India, stretching 350 mi (560 km) through Rajasthan state. Divided into the Sambhar-Sirohi and the Sambhar-Khetri ranges, the hills contain a variety of minerals, including large amounts of quartzite. Most of the hills are 1,000 to 3,000 ft (300 to 900 m) in elevation and from 6 to 60 mi (10 to 100 km) in width. The peak of Guru Sikhar on Mount Abu, which is 5,645 ft (1,720 m) in elevation, is the highest of the range.
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THE HARYANA government on Tuesday declared 500- metre area around eco- sensitive Mangar Bani as noconstruction zone ( NCZ) to protect green cover in the Aravalli Range.
Haryana is wedged between Northern India's Siwalik Hills, the Aravalli Range and semi-desert sandy plains of Rajasthan in the south and the Yamuna-Ghaggar plains in the east.
Rajasthan is home to several copper deposits in its Khetri Copper Belt, located in Aravalli Range.
Mount Abu, Dec 31 (ANI): Chilly weather and cold wave may be disturbing people elsewhere, but it has brought smiles on the faces of tourists in Mount Abu, the hilly town situated on the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan.
The surrounding land is largely rocky uplands, part of the Aravalli range of hills, and cut by a few narrow, fertile valleys.
Rajasthan's geographical features include the Thar Desert and one of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Range.
eleven kilometers northwest of Ajmer, in a valley at the foothills of the Aravalli range (maps and photographs are provided at the end of the volume).
AS PART of its attempt to protect green cover on Aravalli Range, the Haryana government will implement the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) directive in letter and spirit, said State Finance and Environment Minister Captain Abhimanyu said on Thursday.
TWO BJP legislators in Haryana have demanded that mining be allowed in the Aravalli range.
It is widely believed that most of the illegal mines at the Aravalli range in Gurgaon and Mewat regions are being owned by these top politicians.
M AIL T ODAY had reported on March 15 that leopards were being poached in the Aravalli range and that one of the dead cats was found nearly 200 meters away from a farm house named Aravalli Retreat.
EVEN though the Aravalli range is known for its rich biodiversity, the recent killing of a leopard near a farmhouse in Gurgaon exposes the failure of the Haryana government and the Ministry of Environment to notify the entire region as a forest area.