Basmati Rice is India's largest agricultural export commodity. Consider the following statements with this reference: 
1. In comparison to non-basmati rice, Basmati rice needs more water for cultivation
2. Most basmati rice is produced in north / north-west parts of India
Which among the above is / are correct statements? 

Answer: [B] Only 2

In comparison to non-Basmati rice, Basmati rice cultivation consumes LESS water. This is the reason that some states such as Punjab encourage the farmers to grow more Basmati. Second statement is correct. 

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