Assertion (A): Growing population is the main reason for water scarcity.

Reason (R): Irrigation from tube wells and canals is responsible for water scarcity.


Water scarcity may be an outcome of a large and growing population and consequent greater demands for water , and unequal access to it. A large population requires more water not only for domestic use but also to produce more food.


  • Assertion (A): Growing population leads to more usage of water leading to water scarcity . This is true .
  • Reasoning (R): Irrigation is not only the main reason behind water scarcity .


  • Assertion is true .
  • Reason is false

So, the correct answer is (c).


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