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Explain the factors responsible for the depletion of water table.
The factors which are responsible for the depletion of the water table are as follows:
1. Increasing-Population: Increase in population results in an increase in demand for water. The overpopulation leads to the construction of houses, roads, gardens and thus, in turn, decreases the open area for the seepage of water into the ground.
2. Industrialization: No doubt, industrialization has provided employment but it has also lead to a shortage of resources such as water. There is an increase in the utilization of water in industries. Thus leading to depletion of the water table.
3. Agricultural Activities:
India is an agricultural country and agriculture is generally done through the usage of groundwater during the period of no rainfall and therefore, causing the depletion of the water table.
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Place the following statements in a proper order to form a meaningful paragraph.
(a) Which in turn decreases the seepage of rainwater into the ground.
(b) This decreases the open areas like park, and playgrounds.
(c) Increasing population create demand for construction of houses, shops, offices, roads and pavements.
(d) This results in depletion of water table and creates scarcity of more water.
State whether the following statements are True or False. If false, write the correct statement.
(a) Water vapour is the gaseous form of water.
(b) Ice is solid whereas snow is the semi-solid form of water.
(c) Ocean water cannot be used for domestic purposes.
(d) Rapid growth of industries is one of the causes for water shortage.