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).