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Read the following statements and choose the CORRECT answer.

1. The Dooars or Duars are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and Brahmaputra plain.

2. The Duar region forms the gateway to Bhutan and people are mainly engaged in Tea plantation.


1. 1 is TRUE and 2 is FALSE
2. 1 is TRUE and 2 is TRUE
3. 1 is FALSE and 2 is FALSE
4. 1 is FALSE and 2 is TRUE

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 1 is TRUE and 2 is TRUE

The correct answer is 1 is TRUE and 2 is TRUE

  • Doar Region:
    • The Dooars or Duars are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin.
    • The region is about 30 km wide and stretches between the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam.
    • The region is also known as the gateway to Bhutan.
    • It is part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands.
    • Dooars means 'doors' in Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, and Magahi languages.
    • There are 18 such passages between the hills in Bhutan and the plains in India.
    • This region is divided by the Sankosh River into Eastern and Western Dooars.
    • The Western Dooars is also known as the Bengal Dooars, and the Eastern Dooars also as the Assam Dooars.
    • Dooars is analogous to the Terai in northern India and southern Nepal.
    • Historically, Dooars belonged to the Kamata Kingdom which was under the Koch dynasty.
    • Later this region was controlled by the kingdom of Bhutan when the British annexed it in 1865 after the Bhutan War under the command of Captain Hedayat Ali.  
    • The Western Duars is an important center of the tea industry.

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