Grasslands of India

definition

Upland grassland

The upland grasslands are considered as everything above the enclosed agriculture limit, although they can be found right down to sea level. Upland grasslands are characterised by the diversity of species, often very rich in herbs, supporting many wildflower species and native grasses.

definition

Lowland grassland

Lowland semi-natural grassland is grassland that has not had significant fertiliser or herbicide applied to it, and exists at an altitude of less than 350 metres. Such grasslands are sometimes managed as grazing or as winter food for livestock -cutting for hay or silage. They are generally meadow or pasture land.