Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Indian Desert”:
1. The Indian Desert lies towards the western margin of Aravali Hills.
2. It is the ninth largest desert in the world.
3. It spreads over the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

The Indian Desert lies towards the western margin of Aravali Hills.  

  • It is also called Thar Desert. It is the ninth largest desert in the world.  
  • It spreads over the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. This region has semi-arid and arid weather conditions. It receives less than 150 mm of rainfall per year.  
  • The vegetation cover is low with thorny bushes. Luni is the main river in this area.  
  • All other streams appear only at the time of rainfall otherwise they disappear into the sand. 

Source: NCERT