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Assertion :Forests contribute to terrestrial evaporation and reduce soil moisture via transpiration. Reason: Transpiration is the process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from aerial parts.


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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
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C
Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
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D
Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect
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The correct option is B Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
Both the options are correct but statement-2 is not justifying statement-1.
Plants absorb water from the soil and looses it to the atmosphere by transpiration,hence,contributing to terrestrial evaporation and reducing soil moisture.

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