With reference to Lateritic soils, which among the following is / are correct statements:
1. Lateritic soils are rendered infertile by the presence of excess iron
2. In India, Lateritic soils are observed mainly in Western states
3. Lateritic soils generally have high silt/clay ratio
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

Second statement is incorrect because in India, Lateritic soils are observed mainly in the Southern and North Eastern states.

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