Q. With reference to Geo-Heritage sites, consider the following statements:
1.These are geographical areas of national importance and heritage.
2.Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) declares geo-heritage sites for protection and maintenance.
3.Sendra Granite is geo-heritage site located in Maharashtra.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?:

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 2 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. Geo-Heritage sites are geographical areas of national importance and heritage. The sites contain geological features which are inherently or culturally significant offering insight to earth’s evolution or history to earth science or that can be utilized for education.

Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. Geological Survey of India (GSI) declares geo-heritage sites for protection and maintenance. Sendra Granite is geo-heritage site located in Rajasthan.

Source: ForumIAS