Q. The term “Marusthali” is associated with which of the following?

[A] Deserts

[B] Evergreen Forests

[C] Islands

[D] Wetlands

Answer: A

To the northwest of the Aravali hills lies the Great Indian Desert. It is a land of undulating topography dotted with longitudinal dunes and barchans.

  • This region receives low rainfall below 150 mm per year; hence, it has arid climate with low vegetation cover.
  • It is because of these characteristic features that this is also known as Marusthali.

Source: NCERT – Indian Physical Environment