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Current Affairs 2023: Where is Kaas Plateau located and why is it in discussion these days. What is the specialty of this plateau and how much area is it spread over? Questions related to this can also be asked in many competitive examinations. Such questions can be asked in the examination under General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Let us know the answers to the questions in this regard here.
Kas Plateau situated in Satara district of Maharashtra is in discussion again these days. The reason for this is the latest research of Agarkar Research Institute, Pune. This research focuses on the changes in India’s summer monsoon. Many indications have been found in research, which are very important for human life. Latest research is also helpful in understanding the past and future.
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How much area is Kaas Plateau spread over?
Kaas Plateau is a very picturesque place located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Satara, 37 kilometers from Mahabaleshwar and 50 kilometers from Panchgani. In view of its natural beauty and biodiversity, UNESCO declared it a World Natural Heritage Site in 2012. Situated about 140 kilometers from Pune, this plateau blooms with magnificent flowers in the months of August and September. You can also call this place carpet of flowers. More than eight hundred species of flowers are found here. This plateau is spread over an area of approximately one thousand hectares.
Agarkar Research Institute, established as an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Center for Earth Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, made the sediments of a lake located here the focus of its research to understand the past climate of the Kaas Plateau. This involved dating of sediment profiles spanning eight thousand years. This dating has given many indications of climate change. Research has revealed significant changes in the summer monsoon. The report indicates drought and infection with less rainfall.
Where is the valley of flowers?
Kaas Plateau is adjacent to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. There is also a very beautiful lake here. There is hardly three-four cm thin soil in this plateau. There is a stone beneath it. It rains a lot here. In view of the crowd, the government has fixed the number here at three thousand per day. The flowers and other species of plants found here are very valuable. It is also known as Valley of Flowers. There are many such plants in this plateau and Kaas Lake, which are not found anywhere else. A large number of botanists are seen here. From tourism point of view, September-October is considered best here.