Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Water stress will be more in poorer countries with high fertility rates compared to richer countries.
2.Water scarcity can have a cascading effect on women’s empowerment.
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: C
Notes:

Correct option is (C)

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. Water stress will be more in poorer countries with high fertility rates compared to richer countries because higher fertility rate will lead to more birth and population, ultimately burdening the water resource. Water scarcity can have a cascading effect on women’s empowerment due to their household activities.

Source: ORF