Q. Which of the following pair (s) is/are correctly matched?
Lake/wet land:Associated State
1. Lonar Lake:Maharashtra
2. Keetham Lake:Andhra Pradesh
3. Kabartal:Assam
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: A

India has 41 wetlands, the highest in South Asia, with two more added to the list of recognised sites of international importance under the treaty of Ramsar Convention. 

  • The Lonar lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake, in Agra, have been added to the list of recognised Ramsar sites. 
  • Lonar lake in Maharashtra, the only crater lake of country, and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake, in Agra.  
  • “Wetlands are the world”s natural water filters and one of the most productive ecosystem on the planet”. 
  • Recently, Kabartal in Bihar”s Begusarai district was recognised as a wetland of international importance, the first such wetland in the state, under the Ramsar Convention, according to the Union Environment Ministry. 

Source: Outlook India (https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/2-more-wetlands-in-india-added-to-list-of-recognised-sites-under-ramsar-convention/1976470)