Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Laterite Soils”:
1.These soils are develops in areas with low temperature and low rainfall.
2.These soils are more suitable for tree crops like cashewnut.
Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: Laterite has been derived from the Latin word ‘Later’ which means brick.

  • The laterite soils develop in areas with high temperature and high rainfall.
  • These are the result of intense leaching due to tropical rains.
  • Red laterite soils in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala are more suitable for tree crops like cashewnut.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography