NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Social Science Our Pasts 3rd - Part 2 Chapter 6

India After Independence Class 8

Chapter 6 India After Independence Exercise Solutions

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Let's recall : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 172

Q1 :  

Name three problems that the newly independent nation of India faced.


Answer :

Three problems that the newly independent nation of India faced:

(i) As a result of Partition, 8 million refugees had come into the country from what was now Pakistan. These people had to be found homes and jobs.

(ii) The maharajas and nawabs of the princely states (almost 500) had to be persuaded to join the new nation.

(iii) A political system had to be adopted which would best serve the hopes and expectations of the Indian population.

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Q2 :  

What was the role of the Planning Commission?


Answer :

The Planning Commission was set up to help design and execute suitable policies for the economic development of India.

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Q3 :  

Fill in the blanks:

(a) Subjects that were placed on the Union List were ________, ________ and ___________.

(b) Subjects on the Concurrent List were __________ and _________.

(c) Economic planning by which both the state and the private sector played a role in development was called a ________ _________ model.

(d) The death of ___________ sparked off such violent protests that the government was forced to give in to the demand for the linguistic state of Andhra.


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Let's discusslet's recall : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 173

Q1 :  

State whether true or false:

(a) At independence, the majority of Indians lived in villages.

(b) The Constituent Assembly was made up of members of the Congress party.

(c) In the first national election, only men were allowed to vote.

(d) The Second Five Year Plan focussed on the development of heavy industry.


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Q2 :  

What did Dr Ambedkar mean when he said that "In politics we will have equality, and in social and economic life we will have inequality"?


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Q3 :  

After Independence, why was there a reluctance to divide the country on linguistic lines?


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Q4 :  

Give one reason why English continued to be used in India after Independence.


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Q5 :  

How was the economic development of India visualised in the early decades after Independence?


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