Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct?
- 1. They are generally red in colour.
- 2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
- 3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.
- 4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
- 2 and 3
- 1 and 4
- 2, 3 and 4
- 1, 2 and 3
Laterites are soil types rich in iron and aluminium, formed in hot and wet tropical areas. Nearly all laterites are rusty-red because of iron oxides.
The correct option is B.