Prelims 2389

With reference to the Central Highlands, consider the following statements:
1. The flow of the rivers draining the Central Highlands is from northeast to southwest.
2. The Central Highlands are wider in the west but narrower in the east.
3. Highly denuded, discontinuous relict mountains are found in Central Highlands.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A.
1 and 2 only
B.
2 and 3 only
C.
3 only
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
The part of the Peninsular plateau lying to the north of the Narmada river covering a major area of the Malwa plateau is known as the Central Highlands. The northern central highlands of peninsular India include the Aravallis, the Malwa Plateau, and some parts of Vindhyan Range.
Statement 1 is incorrect. The flow of the rivers draining this region, namely the Chambal, the Sind, the Betwa and Ken is from southwest to northeast.
Statement 2 is correct. The Central Highlands are wider in the west but narrower in the east. Statement 3 is also correct. Highly denuded, discontinuous relict mountains are found in Central Highlands.

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