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Western Coastal Plains
The Western Coastal Plains stretch southward from the hot and near-arid Kathiawar peninsula of Gujarat to the humid Malabar coast of Kerala. In the north, these plains are bounded by the part of the Thar Desert lying in Gujarat. To the northeast, they are bound by the Aravalli hills, Malwa Plateau, and Vindhya and Satpura ranges, and along the eastern stretch by the western slopes of the Western Ghats all the way down from Gujarat through Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka to Kerala. In Gujarat they cover, entirely or partially, the districts of Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Surat and Valsad. In Maharashtra, they share the districts of Thane, Kulaba and Ratnagiri with the Western Ghats. The same situation exists in Goa, in the Uttar Kannada and Dakshin Kannada districts of Karnataka, and in Cannanore, Kozhikode, Mallapuram, Palghat, Trichur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Quilon and Thiruvananthapuram districts of Kerala. The Allepey district of Kerala lies almost entirely in the Western Coastal Plains. All along these plains there was a rich tradition of water harvesting, well documented by the British in the last century.

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Techniques prevalent in this region
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People who harvest rain