Q. Consider the following statements regarding Tropical Deciduous forests:
1.They are called as monsoon forests.
2.These are found on the western slopes of Western Ghats.
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: A

Explanation: Tropical Deciduous forests are the most widespread forests in India. They are also called the monsoon forests.

  • They spread over regions which receive rainfall between 70 – 200 cm.
  • On the basis of the availability of water, these forests are further divided into moist and dry deciduous.
  • The Moist deciduous forests are more pronounced in the regions which record rainfall between 100 – 200 cm.
  • These forests are found in the northeastern states along the foothills of Himalayas, eastern slopes of the Western Ghats and Odisha.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography