Q. In which of the following area/areas, red soils is/are found?
1.Deccan Plateau
2.Piedmont zone of the Western Ghats
3.Southern parts of the middle Ganga plain
Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: Red soil develops on crystalline igneous rocks in areas of low rainfall in the eastern and southern part of the Deccan Plateau.

  • Along the piedmont zone of the Western Ghat, a long stretch of area is occupied by red loamy soil.
  • Yellow and red soils are also found in parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh and in the southern parts of the middle Ganga plain.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography