Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Resource extraction can lead to subsidence of land.
2.Joshimath is located in Seismic Zone II which is less prone to earthquake.
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: A

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. Resource extraction such as the removal of water, oil, natural gas, or mineral resources out of the ground by pumping can lead to subsidence of land.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Joshimath is located in seismic zone V which is more prone to earthquakes.

Source: ForumIAS