Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Cement industries are the largest consumer of groundwater resources in India.
2.India is the largest extractor of ground water resources in the world.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. Agriculture the largest consumer of groundwater resources in India. Groundwater is mostly used for irrigation purposes. About 87 per cent of the total annual groundwater extraction is for irrigation use.

Statement 2: India is the largest extractor of ground water resources in the world.

Source: Business Standard