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Consider the following statements with regard to eastern and western Himalayas:
1. Eastern Himalayas receive more rainfall than Western Himalayas.
2. Western Himalayas have thick evergreen forests and eastern Himalayas are devoid of it.
3. The Himachal and Shiwalik ranges of western Himalayas merge into single range in eastern Himalayas.
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
 


Your Answer
A
(a) 1 only
 
Your Answer
B
(b) 2 and 3 only
 
Correct Answer
C
(c) 1 and 3 only
 
Your Answer
D
(d) 1, 2 and 3
 

Solution

The correct option is C (c) 1 and 3 only
 

Answer-c
Eastern Himalayas receive around 200 cm of rainfall compared to western Himalayas.The North eastern regions receive greater rainfall than western regions.  Western Himalayas have thick coniferous forests while Eastern Himalayas are covered with evergreen forests . In case of western Himalayas, there 3 different ranges of Himadri, Himachal and Shiwalik. The Himachal and shiwalik ranges merge into single range in eastern Himalayas.

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