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Choose the correct option.

Assertion [A]: Thick and extensive layers of basalt are found in Maharashtra.
Reason [R]: Maharashtra does not have large reserves of mineral wealth.


Your Answer
A
A is false but R is true.
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B
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Your Answer
C
A is true but R is false.
Your Answer
D
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

Solution

The correct option is B Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
The basalt rock formed out of volcanic eruption has spread over vast areas of Maharashtra. The state does not have large reserves of mineral wealth because of thick and extensive layers of basalt. Therefore, mining activity is focused in South Konkan and eastern Maharashtra. 

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