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Iron ore mining companies are expanding into the deep forest of Orissa where native populations of indigenous people have lived off the land for many centuries. In order to resolve the growing conflicts between the natives and the mining companies. They have been urged by the Government officials to bring together all of the interested parties. The mining company operations in the forest will likely lead to the loss of ecosystem services, such as: 

(a) the depletion of iron ore from the ground 

(b) the shift from logging to mining 

(c) sources of freshwater 

(d) the construction of new roads

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Correct option: (c) sources of freshwater

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