UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

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    Consider the following States.                       
    1. Arunachal Pradesh       
    2. Himachal Pradesh
    3. Mizoram
    In which of the above States do 'Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests? occur?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Tropical wet evergreen forests are typical rain forests which gr3« in those areas where the annual rainfall exceeds 250 cm, the annual temperature is about\[25{}^\circ -27{}^\circ C\], the average annual humidity exceeds 77% and the dry season in distinctly short. The true evergreen forests are found along the western side of the Western Gnats (between 500 to 1390 m above sea level), South of Mumbai, in a strip running from North-East to South-West direction across Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Asom, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura up to a height of 1070 m and in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Evergreen forests are not found in Himachal Pradesh. Alpine and Sub-Alpine type of forests are found in Himachal Pradesh. Hence, option is correct.

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