UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    In a particular region in India, the local people train the roots of living trees into robust bridges across the streams. As the time passes, these bridges become stronger. These unique living root bridges' are found in

    A)  Meghalaya

    B)  Himachal Pradesh

    C)  Jharkhand                    

    D)  Tamil Nadu

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] Meghalaya's double-decker and single-decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which have been intermingled to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. Khasi people have been trained to grow these bridges across the raised banks of streams to form a solid bridge, made from roots. The living bridges are made from the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree. which produces a series of secondary roots that are perched atop huge boulders along the streams or the riverbanks to form bridges.

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