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Which of the following is correctly matched?

1. Mizoram: Molassis Basin

2. Manipur: Loktak

3. Tamil Nadu: Dodabeta Peak


1. 1 and 2 only
2. 2 and 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only
4. 1, 2 and 3

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 1, 2 and 3

The correct answer is 1, 2 and 3.

Dodabeta Peak:

  • It is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri hills and is the second-highest peak in South India next to Anamudi Peak.
  • Doddabetta Peak is in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu lies in the Nilgiri Hills, at the intersection of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. Hence, Statement 3 is correct.
  • Doddabetta means ‘Big Mountain’ in Badugu Language.

Molasses Basin:

  • Mizoram is also known as Molasses Basin. Hence, Statement 1 is correct.
  • Mizoram is known as the land of rolling mountains.
  • It has a huge number of mountains. formation of most mountains is accompanied by the formation of foreland basin or in simple terms valley type depression which runs parallel to mountains.
  • These depressions get accumulated with unconsolidated deposits known as molasses basin.

Loktak Lake:

  • It is the largest freshwater lake in Manipur (Northeast India). Hence, Statement 2 is correct.
  • It is famous for the phumdis floating over it.
  • Phumdis are the heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matter at various stages of decomposition.
  • Keibul Lamjao National Park is the centre of attraction.
  • It is the only floating national park in the world. It is home to endangered Sangai.
  • Loktak lake is a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
  • It has been listed under the Montreux Record since 1993.

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