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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Civics Chapter 8 - Rural Livelihoods

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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Civics Chapter 8
NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Civics Chapter 8

Get here the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics Chapter 8 - Rural Livelihoods. All these solutions are provided with simple and accurate details. These solutions are the best to quickly learn the concepts discussed in the chapter. Moreover, all these solutions have been prepared for the questions given in the latest NCERT Class 6 Civics book for the current academic session. You can easily download all these solutions from the link provided in this article.

Check below the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics Chapter 8 - Rural Livelihoods:

Questions

1. You have probably noticed that people in Kalpattu are engaged in a variety of non-farm work. List five of these.

Answer:

The people of Kalpattu are engaged in a variety of non-farm work that are mentioned below:

  • Making baskets, utensils, pots, bricks, bullock-carts, etc.
  • Providing services like blacksmiths, nurses, teachers, washermen, weavers, barbers, cycle repair mechanics, etc.
  • Working as trading and shopkeepers
  • Working as construction workers and lorry drivers

2. List the different types of people you read about in Kalpattu who depend on farming. Who is the poorest among them and why?

Answer:

Different types of people who depend on farming are:

(i) Large farmers

(ii) Small farmers

(iii) Landless farmers or agricultural labourers

Landless farmers are the poorest among them because they have no farms of their own. They get very low wages for working on the farms of other people. and landowners for the farming job. Moreover, when there is no work on farms, they have to find some low-income job outside like loading sand from the river or stone from the quarry nearby.

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3. Imagine you are a member of a fishing family and you are discussing whether to take a loan from the bank for an engine. What would you say?

Answer:

 If I were a member of a fishing family, I would say that we should take a loan from the bank for an engine as it would help us to increase our income. Taking loan is the only option a poor fisherman has to improve his business.

4. Poor rural labourers like Thulasi often do not have access to good medical facilities, good schools and other resources. You have read about inequality in the first unit of this text. The difference between her and Ramalingam is one of inequality. Do you think this is a fair situation? What do you think can be done? Discuss in class.

Answer:

No, this is not a fair situation at all. All are equal in the eyes of the constitution. Therefore, it is the duty of the government to provide basic facilities to all irrespective of their social and economic status.

5. What do you think the government can do to help farmers like Sekar when they get into debt? Discuss.

Answer:

The government can help farmers like Sekar in the following ways:

  • By providing subsidies for seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.
  • By providing loans on low-interest rates.
  • By providing Minimum Support Price for crops.

6. Compare the situation of Sekar and Ramalingam by filling out the following table:

 

Sekar

Ramalingam

Land cultivated

   

Labour required

   

Loans required

   

Selling of harvest

   

Other work is done by them

   

Answer:

 

Sekar

Ramalingam

Land cultivated

2 acres

20 acres

Labour required

Not required

Required in large numbers

Loans required

Yes, loan is required to purchase seeds, fertilisers and pesticides.

Yes, loan is required for setting up a rice mill.

Selling of harvest

Sell at low cost to lenders.

Sell at a high cost to traders.

Other work is done by them

Work as a labour in Ramalingam’s rice mill.

Owns a rice mill and a shop selling seeds, pesticides, etc.

Download all the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics Chapter 8 from the following link:

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Civics Chapter 8 - Rural Livelihoods  

You can also get the chapter-wise NCERT solutions for Class 6 History, Civics and Geography subjects from the link provided below:

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science - All Chapters

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