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Q. Consider the following statements about the types of forests found in India: Which of the above given statements is/are correct?


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A

1 only
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B

1 and 3 only
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C

3 only
Correct Answer
D

1, 2 and 3

Solution

The correct option is D
1, 2 and 3
Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct: Tropical deciduous forests are most common in India and are distributed over regions that receive 70-200 cm of rainfall. They are also called Monsoon Forests and are further broken down into two groups- dry deciduous forests and moist deciduous forests.

Statement 2 is correct: The temperate montane forests known as 'sholas' are native to the South West Ghats alone. They can only be found in the high altitude mountains of the Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu states in the hills of Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu), of Annamalai (Kerala and Tamil Nadu) and of Palani (Kerala and Tamil Nadu).

Statement 3 is correct: Besides the Sundarbans of West Bengal and the Andman and Nicobar Islands, the Mangrove Forests can also be found in the Mahanadi, Godavari and Krishna Rivers deltas.

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