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In which part of Himalayas is ‘Karewa’ landform found?

  By GK Planet Team      
Q. In which part of Himalayas is ‘Karewa’ landform found?
  1. North-East Himalaya
  2. Eastern Himalaya
  3. Himachal-Uttarakhand Himalaya
  4. Kashmir Himalaya
Answer: Kashmir Himalaya

The term Karewa is derived from the Kashmiri dialect which means, “elevated table-land.” This term was first used by Godwin-Austin (1859) and later by Lydekker (1878) for an unconsolidated to semi – consolidated sand-clay-conglomerate sequence.
  • The Karewa is layers of plateaus of unconsolidated clay and gravel contained in the moraine.
  • The word karewa in Kashmir in Kashmiri means "Elevated table land".
  • It is found in the north-western and Kashmir Himalayas.
  • It contains micro and mega vertebrate fossils which are significant geological information source of human civilization.
  • They are good for cultivating saffron and apples.
  • Natural soil erosion has led to the depletion of karewas.
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