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 Assertion (A): Since 1951, over 5,000 sq km of forest was cleared for river valley projects.

Reason (R): Large-scale development projects have contributed significantly to the loss of forest.


Clearing of forests is still continuing with projects like the Narmada Sagar Project in Madhya Pradesh , which would inundate 40,000 hectares of forest .


  • Since 1951 , for river valley projects over 5,000 sq km of forest   has been cleared.  
  • Large-scale development projects have  contributed significantly to the loss of forest.
  • And,  River valley projects are large scale developmental projects


  • Assertion is true .
  • Reason is true
  • And, reasoning is the correct explanation of assertion.

So, the correct answer is (a).

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