(3) Plateaus and Agriculture - Plateaus are not very useful from the point of view of agriculture. The hard rocks on plateaus cannot form fertile soil but agricultural activities are promoted where lava soils have developed. Lava soil in developed form is found on the terraced slopes of Indonesia. This soil promotes agriculture. It is difficult to dig wells and canals in plateaus. This hampers irrigation.
1)The plateau is a storehouse of minerals that are used as raw materials for many industries.
2)It provides a vast land for human settlement