Consider the following statements. How many of the Statements given above are correct?


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UPSC Prelims 2023 Question:

  1. Consider the following statements:
  2. Amarkantak Hills are at the confluence of Vindhya and Sahyadri Ranges.
  3. Biligirirangan Hills constitute the easternmost part of Satpura Range.
  4. Seshachalam Hills constitute the southernmost part of Western Ghats.

How many of the Statements given above are correct?

a) Only one

b) Only two

c) All three

d) None

Correct Answer: Option d)

Learn More about the Amarkantak, Biligirangan and Seshachalam Hills in India.


Amarkantak Hills

Amarkantak is a pilgrimage town located in the Anuppur District of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is known for being the source of the Narmada River, Mahanadi and Son Rivers. It is located in South Eastern Madhya Pradesh. The Amarkantak region is rich in biodiversity, with a variety of flora and fauna. It is a part of the Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to diverse wildlife species like tigers, leopards, and various species of birds.

So, statement 1 is not correct.

Biligirirangan Hills

The Biligirirangan Hills, do not constitute the easternmost part of the Satpura Range and are located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. They are part of the Eastern Ghats mountain range, not the Satpura Range. The name "Biligirirangan" means "White Hills" in the local Kannada language, and it is named so because the hills appear white when viewed from a distance. The region is characterised by a range of hills, valleys, and dense forests. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including elephants, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, and various species of deer. The Biligirirangan Hills are particularly known for the presence of a significant population of Asian elephants.

So, statement 2 is not correct.

Seshachalam Hills

The Seshachalam Hills, also known as the Tirumala Range are hill ranges of the Eastern Ghats, located in southern Andhra Pradesh. They are bounded by the Rayalaseema uplands in the west and northwest and the Nandyal Valley in the northeast. The terrain of the Seshachalam Hills is characterised by dense forests, rocky cliffs, and valleys. The Eastern Ghats' unique ecosystem is quite prominent in this region. The Talakona Waterfall, located within the Sri Venkateswara National Park, is one of the highest waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh. The Nagalapuram Waterfalls are also popular among nature lovers and trekkers. So, statement 3 is not correct.

Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.

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