IN-TEXT QUESTIONS SOLVED
Q1. page 54.
What could be the reason of uneven distribution of population of India?
Several reasons are there behind the uneven distribution of population of India:
• Rugged terrain
• Climatic condition
• Water supply
• Means of transport and communication
• Employment opportunities.
Q2. page 56.
Table 6.1 reveals that despite the decline in growth rates, the number of people being added every decade is steadily increasing. Why?
Ans. India has very large population. When a low annual rate is applied to a very large population, it yields a large absolute increase. When more than a billion people increase even at a lower rate, the total numbers being added becomes very large.
Q3. page 58.
What could be the reasons for such variations?
Ans. Social customs, parents’ preference for male child, variation in literacy rates in different states of India, etc.