In the planned forestation, Eucalyptus is preferred over many other trees. In this context, consider the following:
1. The Eucalyptus plant grows very fast
2. The Eucalyptus plant can grow on the lands which have lesser water
3. The Eucalyptus Plant is the most common short fiber source for pulpwood to make pulp, making it a cash crop for poor regions
Which among the above is/ are the correct reasons for preferring Eucalyptus?

Answer: [C] 1 & 3

The second statement given in this question is incorrect. The reason is that Eucalyptus is a water sucker and is able the dry the swamps. This capability has been lauded but again the plant becomes invasive and sucks all the water from the nearby area.

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