Chapter 8: Water: A Precious Resource

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Water: A Precious Resource

Question:

Mark ‘T’ if the statement is true and ‘F’ if it is false:

(a) The freshwater stored in the ground is much more than that present in the rivers and lakes of the world. (T/F)

(b) Water shortage is a problem faced only by people living in rural areas. (T/F)

(c) Water from rivers is the only source for irrigation in the fields. (T/F)

(d) Rain is the ultimate source of water. (T/F)

Answer:

(a) The freshwater stored in the ground is much more than that present in the rivers and lakes of the world.  True (T)

(b) Water shortage is a problem faced only by people living in rural areas.  False (F)

Correct answer: People living in both rural and urban areas are facing water shortages.

(c) Water from rivers is the only source for irrigation in the fields.  False (F)

Correct answer: River is not the only source of water for irrigation. Farmers can get water from dams, lakes, reservoirs, etc.

(d) Rain is the ultimate source of water.  False (F)

Correct answer: The ultimate source of water is the water bodies like rivers, oceans, seas, etc that are present on the earth. 


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