Q. Consider the following statements regarding bauxite:
1.It is found in tertiary deposits and is associated with laterite rocks.
2.Amarkantak plateau has bauxite deposits.
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: Bauxite is the ore, which is used in manufacturing of aluminium.

  • Bauxite is found mainly in tertiary deposits and is associated with laterite rocks occurring extensively either on the plateau or hill ranges of peninsular India and also in the coastal tracts of the country.
  • Chhattisgarh has bauxite deposits in Amarkantak plateau while Katni- Jabalpur area and Balaghat in M.P. have important deposits of bauxite.

Source: NCERT – People & Economy