Q. Consider the following statements::
1.India is the world’s largest user of groundwater.
2.Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY) supports the creation of Water User Associations (WUAs) for participatory irrigation management at the local level.
3.Water User Associations (WUAs) are community-based organizations that share a common interest of well performing irrigation systems.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. India is the world’s largest user of groundwater, catering to 85% of the rural and 45% of the urban domestic water supply. WUAs are community-based organizations that share a common interest of well performing irrigation systems.

Statement 2 is incorrect. ABY aims to improve groundwater management in critical areas through community involvement, water budgeting, and preparation of water security plans at the gram panchayat level.

Source: ForumIAS