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A particular region in some state of India is observing a constant decrease in the water table. Identify the most probable reason for the same.



Your Answer
A

Shortage of rainfall

Your Answer
B

Excessive use of groundwater

Correct Answer
C

Excessive use of groundwater and shortage of rainfall

Your Answer
D

Watertable is not found in that place


Solution

The correct option is C

Excessive use of groundwater and shortage of rainfall


Groundwater depletion is observed when the groundwater overconsumption is not constantly replenished by water bodies like lakes and flowing rivers or rainfall. Hence, both the shortage of rainfall and excessive use of groundwater will lead to depletion of water table.

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