UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Consider the following statements regarding laterite soils of India.                      
    1. They are generally black in colour.                                                           
    2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.                                                      
    3. They are well developed in Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.                                 
    4. Rice and cotton grow well on these soils.                                                     
    5. They are rich in iron and aluminium.                                                  
    6. Climate play important role to develop these soils.                                           
    Which of the statements given above are incorrect?                                     

    A)  1, 2, 3, 5 and 6

    B)         3, 4, 5 and 6       

    C)  1, 2, 3 and 4                

    D)  1, 5 and 6      

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Laterite soil is rich in aluminium and iron. Almost all laterite soils are red due to the presence of iron oxides. It is found India in the Western Coastal region, also found in the Stats; of Odisha, Tamil Nadu and in few areas of Chhotanagpur plateau. Cotton grows best on neutral to slightly alkine soil.

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