With reference to India, Didwana, Kuchaman, Sargol and Khatu are the names of
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(b) mangrove areas
(c) Ramsar sites
(d) saline lakes
- Playas are shallow lakes with level floors and basins that do not have any outlets to drain water, causing the water to evaporate quickly after rains. One such playa is Didwana, which is located in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan in India. Other playas in the area include Kuchaman, Sargol, and Khatu lakes.
- Didwana is home to a renowned saltwater lake that spans 4 km in length and 3 km in breadth, surrounded by sandhills on all sides except the west.
- The lake bed contains black clay and resembles the Sambhar lake.
- The Kuchaman lake is a continental saline lake situated near Kuchaman city in the Nagaur District of Rajasthan.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.