10. Which of the following phrases (I), (II), and (III) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence.
Even though lowering the allocation of surface water, the Supreme Court has ruled that a
minimum of 10 tmc ft of groundwater is available in the Cauvery delta for safe use by Tamil Nadu.
(I)While lowering the allocation of surface water
(II)Despite allocating surface water
(III)Allocating the lower surface water