Soils

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.

  1. 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 4
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer

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.