Which one of the following is the best example of repeated falls in sea level, giving rise to present-day extensive marshland?
(a) Bhitarkanika Mangroves
(b) Marakkanam Salt Pans
(c) Naupada Swamp
(d) Rann of Kutch
The correct answer is (d) Rann of Kutch.
The Rann of Kutch is the best example of repeated falls in sea level, giving rise to present-day extensive marshland. It is a large seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch district of Gujarat, India. The area experiences a significant variation in sea level due to geological processes and climatic changes over time. As a result, the Rann of Kutch has evolved into a unique ecosystem characterized by marshy terrain, salt flats, and wetlands.