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?
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