NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Social Science Social and Political Life - 3rd Chapter 9

Public Facilities Class 8

Chapter 9 Public Facilities Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 118

Q1 :  

Why do you think there are so few cases of private water supply in the world?


Answer :

There are very few cases of private water supply in the world because water is an essential amenity; water supply is a public facility that every government must provide to all citizens of a State. In cases where water supply was placed in the hands of private companies, the prices of water rose, making it unaffordable to the masses. This resulted in riots, protests and violent demonstrations in countries like Bolivia. Hence, it has been deemed best that the government must handle water supply services.

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Q2 :  

Do you think water in Chennai is available to and affordable by all? Discuss.


Answer :

Water in Chennai is not available to and affordable by all. Availability of a good, regular water supply is proportionate to the level of income one earns, in this city. Senior government officials in areas like Anna Nagar can get a whole water tanker arranged for themselves; most areas like Mylapore get water once in two days; in Madipakkam, people buy bottled water for drinking purposes but the situation is the worst in slums. Here, water supply runs for barely an hour everyday from a single tap serving over thirty families for all their water needs.

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Q3 :  

How is the sale of water by farmers to water dealers in Chennai affecting the local people? Do you think local people can object to such exploitation of ground water? Can the government do anything in this regard?


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Q4 :  

Why are most of the private hospitals and private schools located in major cities and not in towns or rural areas?


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Q5 :  

Do you think the distribution of public facilities in our country is adequate and fair? Give an example of your own to explain.


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Q6 :  

Take some of the public facilities in your area, such as water, electricity, etc. Is there scope to improve these? What in your opinion should be done? Complete the table.

Is it available?

How can it be improved?

Water

Electricity

Roads

Public transport


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Q7 :  

Are the above public facilities shared equally by all the people in your area? Elaborate.


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Q8 :  

Data on some of the public facilities are collected as part of the Census. Discuss with your teacher when and how the census is conducted.


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Q9 :  

Private educational institutions - schools, colleges, universities, technical and vocational training institutes are coming up in our country in a big way. On the other hand, educational institutes run by the government are becoming relatively less important. What do you think would be the impact of this? Discuss.


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