NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science Contemporary India Unit 7

Life Lines of National Economy Class 10

Unit 7 Life Lines of National Economy Exercise Solutions

Transport plays an important role in the economy. Because of transport raw materials reach the factory and finished products reach to the consumer. The pace of development of a country depends upon the production of goods and services as well as their movement over space. Therefore, efficient means of transport are pre-requisites for fast development.

Apart from transport, the ease and mode of communications, like telephone and internet makes seamless flow of information possible.

Today, India is well-linked with the rest of the world despite its vast size, diversity and linguistic and socio-cultural plurality. Railways, airways, water ways, newspapers, radio, television, cinema and internet, etc. have been contributing to its socio-economic progress in many ways. The trades from local to international levels have added to the vitality of its economy. It has enriched our life and added substantially to growing amenities and facilities for the comforts of life.
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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 92

Q1 :  

Multiple choice questions

(i) Which two of the following extreme locations are connected by the east-west corridor?

(a) Mumbai and Nagpur

(b) Silcher and Porbandar

(c) Mumbai and Kolkata

(d) Nagpur and Siligudi

(ii) Which mode of transportation reduces trans-shipment losses and delays?

(a) Railways

(b) Roadways

(c) Pipeline

(d) Waterways

(iii) Which one of the following states is not connected with the H.V.J. pipeline?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Gujarat

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(iv) Which one of the following ports is the deepest land-locked and well-protected port along the east cost?

(a) Chennai

(b) Paradwip

(c) Tuticorin

(d) Vishakhapatnam

(v) Which one of the following is the most important modes of transportation in India?

(a) Pipeline

(b) Railways

(c) Roadways

(d) Airways

(vi) Which one of the following terms is used to describe trade between two or more countries?

(a) Internal trade

(b) International trade

(c) External trade

(d) Local trade

Answer :

(i) (b) Silcher and Porbandar

(ii) (c) Pipeline

(iii) (b) Maharashtra

(iv) (d) Vishakhapatnam

(v) (b) Railways

(vi) (b) International trade

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Q2 :  

Answer the following questions in about 30 words.

(i) State any three merits of roadways.

(ii) Where and why is rail transport the most convenient means of transporation?

(iii) What is the significance of the border roads?

(iv) What is meant by trade? What is the difference between international and local trade?

Answer :

(i) Merits of roadways:

(a) They are cheaper than railways in terms of construction costs.

(b) Roads can go through dissected and undulating land areas and through steep mountains.

(c) They are economical as loading costs are low and door-to-door service can be availed of.

(ii) In the northern plains, rail transport is the most convenient mode of transportation. This is because this region has vast level lands that are good for laying tracks, and huge population and high agricultural productivity, making rail transport a profitable venture.

(iii) Border roads are strategically important as they improve accessibility to areas like the northern and north eastern border areas which have a difficult terrain.

(iv) Trade is the movement of goods and services between regions for economic gain. Trade between two or more countries is termed as international trade, while trade occurring in a region within the same country is called local trade.

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Q3 :  

Answer the following questions in about 120 words.

(i) Why are the means of transportation and communication called the lifelines of a nation and its economy?

(ii) Write a note on the changing nature of the international trade in the last fifteen years.

Answer :

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