10th Class Social Science Water Resources Question Bank Long Answer Type - Water Resources

  • question_answer Why is it necessary to conserve water resources in India? Explain four reasons.                         [Delhi 2008]


    Conservation of water resources is essential in India due to following reasons:

    (i) To safeguard ourselves from health hazards as the quality of water is badly affected by discharge of urban wastes, industrial effluents, pesticides and fertilisers.
    (ii) To ensure food security to the people.
    (iii) Continuation of human activities and prevention of degradation of environment.
    (iv) To control overexploitation and mismanagement of water resources leading to depletion of water and ecological crisis affecting the life of millions of people


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