Q. Consider the following statements:
1.In India, Wetlands have been grouped into eight categories.
2.Chilika Lake and Keoladeo National Park are protected as water-fowl habitats under the Ramsar Convention.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: India has a rich variety of wetland habitats. About 70 per cent of this comprises areas under paddy cultivation. The total area of wet land is 3.9 million hectares.

  • Two sites — Chilika Lake (Odisha) and Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur) are protected as water-fowl habitats under the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention).
  • The country’s wetlands have been grouped into eight categories.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography