Lakhmir Singh Manjit Kaur Class 10 Biology 6th Chapter “Management of Natural Resources” solution

Lakhmir Singh Manjit Kaur Class 10 Biology 6th Chapter “Management of Natural Resources” solution

Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur Biology solution: “Management of Natural Resources” Chapter 6. Here you get easy solutions of Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur Biology solution Chapter 6. Here we have given Chapter 6 all solution of Class 10. Its help you to complete your homework.

  • Board – CBSE
  • Text Book – Biology
  • Class – 10
  • Chapter – 06

Lakhmir Singh Manjit Kaur Class 10 Biology 6th Chapter Solution

Very Short Answer Type Questions

1.) Name two fossil fuels.


Coal, oil, and natural gas are examples of fossil fuels.

1) Natural gas:-

It is flammable gas it is made up of methane and other hydrocarbons.

It is used as fuel.

2) Oil:-

It is a viscous liquid also we use it as a petrol diesel.

2.) Name the major programme started to replenish forests.


Silviculture is a major program started to replenish depleting forests. Where the area of earth under forests get increases and it is good for wildlife.

3.) Apart from the availability of forest products, name two other things which are affected by the destruction of forests.


The other two things which are affected by the destruction of forests 1)Quality of soil

2) Sources of water

4.) Name the rivers with which the following dams are associated:

(a) Tehri Dam      (b) SardarSarovar Sam    (c) Bhakra Dam

ANS- (a) Tehri Dam is associated with river Ganga and which present at Uttarakhand.

(b) SardarSarovar Dam is associated with river Narmada in Gujarat.

(c)Bhakra dam associate with Sutlej River in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.

5.) Name two factors which can be used to find whether river water has been contaminated.


The two factors which can be utilized to discover whether the stream water has been tainted are:

The presence of coliform microscopic organisms in water. – Coliform special type of microbes which usually seen in the human digestive tract. In any case, if coliform is found in water it is an indication that the water may contaminated with more microscopic organisms.

Measurement of pH of water.- when pH level is 7 shows significant levels then it is good. But less than that or more than that is very dangerous.

6.) Name the bacteria whose presence in water indicates the contamination with disease-causing micro-organisms.

ANS- Coli is a type faecal coliform bacteria which is usually found in the intestines of animals and humans. If E. coli in water shows strong indication of sewage or animal waste contamination.

  1. ) With which process are the following ancient structures associated?

Kulhs, Eris, Sugrangams, Kattas, Pynes


All these structures are related with rain water harvesting. Kulhs were used in Himachal Pradesh, Eris in Tamil Nadu, Surangams in Kerala, Kattas in Karnataka and Pynes in Bihar.

8.) Which fossil fuel is conserved:

(a) When we save on electricity?

(b) When we use bicycle for covering short distances instead of a motorbike?


(a) Coal.

(b) Petroleum.

9.) What is the main purpose of rainwater harvesting?


The main purpose of the rainwater harvesting is to use the locally available rainwater to meet water requirements throughout the year without the need of huge money. It should be uncontaminated and this type of pure water can easily available for domestic, industrial, and irrigation purposes.

10.) What is the name of the process in which rainwater falling on the earth is stopped from flowing and made to percolate into the ground?

ANS- Rainwater harvesting.

11.) Name the most common practice of recharging ground water.

ANS-Rainwater harvesting is the most common practice of recharging ground water.

12.) The PH of a river water sample as measured by PH paper is found to be 6. What does it tell us about water?

ANS-It means that river water gets polluted with acidic wastes.

13.) Name the person who is most remembered for the protection of Khejri trees in Rajasthan.

ANS-Amrita Devi Bishnoi is most remembered for the protection of Khejri trees in Rajasthan.

14.) State whether the following statement is true or false:

Chipko Andolan was associated with the conservation of wild animals such as tigers and lions.

ANS-False. ChipkoAndolan was associated with the conservation of trees.

15.) Write the full names of (a) CFL, and (b) CFC.


a) CFL stands for Compact Fluorescent Lamps. These are fluorescent lamps designed for the purpose of saving energy.

b) CFC stands for chlorofluoro carbons.

16.) Choose one term from the following which include all others:

Coal, natural gas, fossil fuels, petroleum


Fossil fuels include all the other terms that is coal, natural gas and petroleum.

17.) Why is the process of ‘reuse’ better than that of ‘recycling’?


Re-use produces less air and water waste than recycling. Reuse is usually better than recycling process. Main reason to avoid recycling material produces lots of pollution and toxic waste during conversion from waste to usable hence reuse is always better than recycling.

18.) Name a clean gaseous fuel other than LPG and natural gas.

ANS-Biogas is a clean gaseous fuel other than LPG and natural gas.

Short Answer Type Questions

20.) What is meant by ‘’sustainable development’’?


Sustainable development is the approach towards the economic development of a country without compromising with the quality of the environment for future generations. In the name of economic development, the price of environmental damage is paid in the form of land degradation, soil erosion, air and water pollution, deforestation, etc.

21.) What is silviculture? What are its advantages?


Silviculture is a major program started to replenish depleting forests. It shows many advantages

1.) It generates a large quantity of raw materials for industrial purpose like timber and paper industry.

2.) It increases the area of earth under forests which is good for the wildlife conservation.

3.) It maintains water cycle perfectly.

4.) It prevents soil erosion.

22.) Write a short note on ‘ChipkoAndolan’ (Hug the Trees Movement).


The ‘Chipko Andolan’ originated from an incident in a remote village called ‘Reni’ in Garhwal in the early 1970’s. A logging contractor had been allowed to cut down trees in a forest close to a village. One day, when the men folk of the village were out for work, the contractor’s workers came in the forest for cut down the trees. In the absence of the men, the women of the village reached the forest quickly hug by arms to shows oppose for tree cutting by that way they prevent trees. The forest trees were thus saved. The Chipko Movement quickly spread across all the communities for conserving forests.

23.) Why should we conserve forests and wildlife?


1.) We should conserve forests because they are essential for us in the following terms: Forest provide oxygen, varieties of biodiversity to maintain ecosystem. Due to forest rainfall occurs. Forest prevents soil erosion Forest provides shelter, and food for animals hence conservation of forest is necessary.

2.) Plants are dependent on animals and birds for their pollination and seed dispersal. If wildlife get depleted then oxygen level get raise and whole forest can be if forest as well wildlife get maintained then whole ecosystem will sustained properly. That is the main reason we should maintain forest as well wildlife.

24.) Describe briefly the ‘khadin’ system of rainwater harvesting practised in Rajasthan.


The ‘khadin’ system of rainwater harvesting practised in Rajasthan.This is built across the edges of sloping farmlands. The rain water flows down the slope and there only is stopped by bund. So we can easily develop reservoir seeps into the land and can be used for growing crops.

25.) What measures would you take to conserve electricity in your house?


1) Switch off the lights if it doesn’t required…

2) Use solar energy

3) either all of the family members sitting in different room with different electricity should sit together in one room

26.)  Although coal and petroleum are produced by the degradation of biomass, even then we need to conserve them. Why?


Yes it is true that coal and petroleum are produced by the degradation of biomass but we need to conserve them because it takes millions of years. After the millions of years that biomass isgetconverted into coal and petroleum. Due to industrialisation we use them much more and that’s the reason it getting finish our responsibility to use them very carefully.

27.) Is water conservation necessary? Give reasons.


The total amount of water available on Earth is more. But it is present in many forms which are not usable form for human beings and also it is in uneven distribution like salty water, underground water, ice form etc. Most of the water is sea water it can’t drink or use for human only rain water we use but here also we facing a wide seasonal fluctuations in yes we have to conserve water.

28.) Name the products of combustion of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum products. How do they affect us and our environment?


Carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and water are produced by combustion of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum products. Their incomplete combustion produces carbon monoxide which causes air pollution and affects on haemoglobin which present in human basically all products are harmful for our environment.

29.) Why should fossil fuels like coal andpetroleum be used judiciously?



1.) Reserves of coal and petroleum are Limited.

2) It takes millions of years for nature to develop as again resources.

3.)  Combustion of fossil fuels pollutes the atmosphere by forming oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur, carbon dioxide hence pollution as well global warming cause.

30.) What are the three R’s to save the environment? Explain with one example of each.


The three R’s to save the environment are:

I.) Reduce: material which we use that could be a finish sometime so we have to reduce their use. If we reduce the use of natural resources then it get conserve and sustained For example – we can reduce the wastage of electricity; also reduce the water use by closing water taps time to time.

II.)  Recycle: Recycling means that we should collect material which we get from natural sources and refurnished it  again  for our needs. Like paper, plastic, glass and metals, and send them to the respective industries for recycling.

III.)  Reuse: Reuse means that material or thing we can use again. For example plastic jars, bottles of Jams can wash and use for storage of groceries, we can use toffies wrapper for decorate house.

31). What are the main uses of coal and petroleum products?


Coal-coal is used as a fuel. Many years ago it is used for train as a fuel. Now a daysCoal is used in homes and industries as a fuel also in many food industries uses coal for making various types of delicious dishes. It is also used to generate electricity in power plants.

Petroleum product-Petroleum products such as petrol and diesel are used in vehicles. kerosene and LPG used as domestic fuels for cooking.

32.) State any five steps to reduce the consumption of coal and petroleum products.


Coal is used to produce electricity. So, if we save electricity, then the coal consumption will be automatically reduced. Similarly the use of petroleum products also we can reduce by taking government bus trains for travelling etc. Hence the consumption of diesel and petrol get reduces. Some of the steps which can be taken to conserve energy resources like coal and petroleum are as follows:

(a) Switch off the electricity when they are not in use.

(b) Open windows and doors to take light by naturally instead of electrical light, also take natural air.

(c) we can use Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and fluorescent tube lights to save electricity

(d) Use of solar cookers

(e) Use public transport

(f) If place has been near from where we stay, then try to go by walking instead of taking any vehicle.

33.)  Explain why, despite good rains, we are not able to meet the demand for water of all people in our country.


Rainfall is good in some places of our country but due to pollution its frequency and consistency of falling get changed.

1.) Somewhere there is good rainfall but the management to store that water not known to all peoples. So there is lack of management to store this rain water.

2.) Our country secure second rank in the world for population and this population is increasing day by day so instead of falling good rain fall it is not enough to meet the needs of all peoples in the country.

3.) Due to industrialisation many small villages also converts into industrial area or cities so due to concrete and cement water cannot percolate into the ground and neither can be stored as ground water.

4.) The high yielding varieties of crops require much more water for irrigation.

5.) After the rainfall, Water which available in rivers by pure usable form that can polluted due Discharge of untreated sewage and industrial waste. So from above reason we get to know that only rain water cannot complete water demand due to loss of water by various ways.

34.) Give one example to show how the participation of local people can lead to the efficient management of forests.


in 1972, the West Bengal sal forest is badly degraded. The forest officer A. K. Banerjee is get involved to villagers in the forest protection. forest area is spread under 1272 hectares. In return of protecting the forest, the villagers were given employment in both silviculture and harvesting operations of the forest.25 percent of the final harvest which produce were allowed to collect firewood and fodder from the forest area on a nominal payment so, due to forest conservation of degraded sal forest Arabari became thick and green within ten years.

35.) Explain briefly, how rainwater harvesting is done from open spaces around the buildings in city areas.


In cities, large areas get constructed by concrete and cement hence water cannot percolate easily in the ground water. So in cities area we have to harvest water by making holes on concrete floor.  rainwater harvesting done by a constructing percolation pits, with nice holes . They are always covered with concrete. It get connected with various places by using pipe. The rainwater falling in the open spaces around buildings goes into the holes from its concrete slab cover so filteration was done. After the filteration rainwater enters into soil  then recharge well; through the outlet pipe it gradually goes into the soil.

Long Answer Type Questions

36.)  (a) What is a natural resource? Name three important natural resources.

(b) Why do we need to manage our natural resources?


(a) The  natural resource is that type of sources which comes from thenatural environment.

  • Examples of natural resources are air, water, wood, oil, wind energy, natural gas, iron, and coal.

(b) We need to manage our natural resources because natural sources are limited it get finish anytime. We need to conserve it forward to secure next generation future otherwise all biodiversity and ecosystem get vanish. For example-1.Tree is a natural resource. We get Oxygen, food, medicine from them 2.Now a days, pollution is increasing this is the main reason we have to save and manage the natural resources.3. Population get increasing and sources get going to finish.4.if we think about management of natural resources then it takes more time to sustain them.

37.)  (a) State the advantages of constructing dams across the rivers.

(b) Describe some of the problems associated with the construction of dams.


a.) The advantages of constructing dams across the rivers are:

(i) Water from a dam is supplied to the people by using pipelines.

(ii) Water falling from the dam is used for production of electricity.

(iii) Dams can control floods.

(iv) It is used in storing water for uses such as irrigation etc.

b.) The problems associated with the construction of dams are:

(i)many organisms get affected by dam construction hence fauna and flora get reduce.

(ii) There are many chances to come flood.

(iii) They have also caused damaged to cultural places by submerging like buildings, sacred landscapes.

(iv)It has become dangerous site due to frequent natural disaster cause. Like Earthquake and landslide.

38.) (a) Name any five sources of water (other than rivers).

(b) Describe how, the water of river Ganga has been highly polluted.


(a) Five sources of water are lakes, rains, ponds, wells and glaciers.

(b) The water of river Ganga has been highly polluted due

1.) Industrialtoxic waste

2.) Unwanted chemical discharges

3.) Untreated sewage disposal.

4.) Bathing in a holy river

5.) Washing clothes

6.) Pouring dead body ashes etc.

39.) (a) Name the major industries which are based in forest produce.

(b) State the main aim of the management of forest and wildlife.

(c) Name the four main stakeholders in the management of forest resources.


(a) The major industries based on forest produces are industries which make sports equipment, manufacturing industries, timber industry or furniture-based industries, fruit-based industries, rubber industries etc.

(b) The main aim of the management of forest and wildlife is to conserve the biodiversity which is very useful to next generation and ecosystem. Forest can help us by many ways like

(i) Forest prevent soil erosion by holding the soil t, that’s why flood get prevented.

(ii)Ecosystem of wildlife is very difficult to maintain and balance it.

(iii) Forest is the place where animals, bird’s insects takes shelter and get them food so it is very necessary to conserve them. Conserving wildlife promotes the conservation and protection of various kinds of species as well as extinct and endangered species.

(c) The four stakeholders helpful in the conservation of forests are a) Local people who living nearby villages b) Industrialists running factories which produce their product with the help of forest or  industries who get raw material from forest c) Wildlife and nature activists d) Forest department.

40.) (a)What is meant by rainwater harvesting? Name some of the ancient structures used for rainwater harvesting by the rural people.

(b) What are the various advantages of water stored in ground?


a) Rainwater harvesting means the collection and storing of rain water. it is done by various way like ground water storing for that we have to recharge the ground water for our needs. The ancient structures of rain water harvesting are: Tanks, Ponds ( people’s was store water in them)

(b) The various advantages of water stored in the ground are:

i.) Due to low rate of Evaporationthe water stored in ground not get reduced.

ii) The water stored in the ground makes a way and join to dig wells.Soil get moisturise which absorbs by crop.

iii.) Breeding of mosquitoes is prohibited in ground stored water.

iv.) The water stored in ground is protected from contamination by human waste and animal wastes.

v.) The water stored in ground is used by local peoples and that is very helpful for crop production.


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