CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 68


Q. Consider the following statements about the ground water consumption in India:

1. The largest consumer of ground water in India consumes about 90% of the total groundwater consumption.

2. Household sector is the largest consumer of groundwater in India.

3. Now, industries, agriculture as well as individual households will have to pay a water conservation fee.


Select the correct statement/s using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 and 3 only

a) 1 only

  • In India, extracted groundwater is mainly used for irrigation and accounts for about 90% of the annual groundwater extraction.
  • Agriculture sector is the largest consumer of groundwater in the country.
  • In a bid to promote conservation of groundwater, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has notified a water conservation fee (WCF) that industries will need to pay on groundwater extraction starting from June’19. Individual households that draw groundwater using a delivery pipe of a greater than 1” diameter, too, will need to pay a WCF. However, the agriculture sector will be exempt from the fees.