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Consider the following statements :

1. 36% of India’s districts are classified as “overexploited or “critical” by the central ground water Authority (CGW(a).
2. CGWA was formed under the Environment protection act.
3. India has the largest area underground water irrigation in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

Answer:

B

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Explanation:

1. The statement is incorrect: The Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) classifies districts based on groundwater availability, but the specific percentage mentioned in the statement is not accurate.

2. The statement is correct: The CGWA was formed under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, to regulate and manage groundwater resources in the country.

3. The statement is correct: India has one of the largest areas under underground water irrigation in the world, indicating the significant reliance on groundwater for agricultural purposes.

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