Consider the following statements:
1.Water Erosion is the most prominent reason of land degradation in India
2.The net irrigated area of India is more than half of the total net sown area
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Out of India’s total geographical area (328.7 million hectares), 141.89 million hectares is the net sown area, while 192.80 million hectares is the gross cropped area. The net irrigated area is 60.20 million hectares, which is around 42% of the total net sown area. This implies that less than half of net sown area in India is net irrigated.

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