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.