Which of the following river valleys have Gondwana rocks?

  1. Damodar
  2. Son
  3. Sutlej

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [A] 1 & 2 Only

Gondwana rocks are found in a narrow belt along the foothill of Himalaya. Gondwana rocks are not found along Sutlej river valley. Gondwana system contains famous Damuda and Panchet series which are famous for coal deposits (discussed below). The important coal bearing areas of this series are Raniganj, Jharia, Karanpur, and Bokaro of the Damodar basin in Odisha, and the Pench valley in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the jhingurda coal seam (Chhattisgarh).  The Gondwana Supergroup forms a unique sequence of fluviatile rocks deposited in Permo-Carboniferous time. Damodar and Sone river valley and Rajmahal hills in the eastern India is depository of the Gondwana rocks.

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