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Which of the following is not a cause of water scarcity?

(A) Growing population

(B) Growing of water intensive crop

(C) Expansion of irrigation facilities

(D) Water harvesting technique


So, the correct answer is (d) - Water Harvesting Technique


  • (A) Growing population:   Water scarcity is  an outcome of a large and growing population. A large population requires more water not only for domestic use but also to produce more food.
  • (B) Growing of water intensive crop: Increased production of water intensive crops results in the overexpoiltation of the water and thus cause water scarcity. 
  • (C)Expansion of irrigation facilities: To facilitate higher food-grain production, water resources are being over-exploited to expand irrigated areas for dry-season agriculture.
  • (D)Water harvesting technique: is used to store rainwater So, this results in storing or saving of water rather than making it scarce. The water harvesting technique  is  a viable alternative, both socio-economically and environmentally.


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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 13 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.