NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science Understanding Economic Development Unit 1

Development Class 10

Unit 1 Development Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 16

Q1 :  

Development of a country can generally be determined by

(i) its per capita income

(ii) its average literacy level

(iii) health status of its people

(iv) all the above


Answer :

(i) its per capita income

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Q2 :  

Which of the following neighbouring countries has better performance in terms of human development than India?

(i) Bangladesh

(ii) Sri Lanka

(iii) Nepal

(iv) Pakistan


Answer :

(ii) Sri Lanka

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Q3 :  

Assume there are four families in a country. The average per capita income of these families is Rs 5000. If the income of three families is Rs 4000, Rs 7000 and Rs 3000 respectively, what is the income of the fourth family?

(i) Rs 7500

(ii) Rs 3000

(iii) Rs 2000

(iv) Rs 6000


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Q4 :  

What is the main criterion used by the World Bank in classifying different countries? What are the limitations of this criterion, if any?


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Q5 :  

In what respects is the criterion used by the UNDP for measuring development different from the one used by the World Bank?


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Q6 :  

Why do we use averages? Are there any limitations to their use? Illustrate with your own examples related to development.


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Q7 :  

Kerala, with lower per capita income has a better human development ranking than Punjab. Hence, per capita income is not a useful criterion at all and should not be used to compare states. Do you agree? Discuss.


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Q8 :  

Find out the present sources of energy that are used by the people in India. What could be the other possibilities fifty years from now?


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Q9 :  

Why is the issue of sustainability important for development?


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Q10 :  

"The Earth has enough resources to meet the needs of all but not enough to satisfy the greed of even one person". How is this statement relevant to the discussion of development? Discuss.


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Q11 :  

List a few examples of environmental degradation that you may have observed around you.


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Q12 :  

For each of the items given in Table 1.6, find out which country is at the top and which is at the bottom.

TABLE 1.6 SOME DATA REGARDING INDIA AND ITS NEIGHBOURS FOR 2004

Country

Per Capita Income in US$

Life Expectancy at birth

Literacy Rate for 15+ yrs population

Gross Enrolment Ratio for three levels

HDI Rank in the world

Sri Lanka

India

Myanmar

Pakistan

Nepal

Bangladesh

4390

3139

1027

2225

1490

1870

74

64

61

63

62

63

91


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Q13 :  

The following table shows the proportion of undernourished adults in India. It is based on a survey of various states for the year 2001. Look at the table and answer the following questions.

State

Male (%)

Female (%)

Kerala

Karnataka

Madhya Pradesh

22

36

43

19

38

42

All Sates

37

46

(i) Compare the nutritional level of people in Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.

(ii) Can you guess why around 40 per cent of people in the country are undernourished even though it is argued that there is enough food in the country? Describe in your own words.


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