NCERT Class 7 CIVICS Solutions: A Shirt in the Market Chapter 9 – Part 1 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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NCERT Class 7 Political Science / Polity / Civics Chapter 9: A Shirt in the Market | English | CBSE

Question 1:

Did Swapna get a fair price on the cotton?


No, Swapna did not get a fair price on the cotton because local trader paid her low price.

Question 2:

Why did the trader pay Swapna a low price?


The trader had lent Swapna money at the beginning of the cropping season on a condition that she would sell all her cotton to him. Thus, Swapna was in his grip. The trader took advantage of this situation and paid her a low price.


Where do you think large farmers would sell their cotton? How is their situation different from Swapna?


Large farmers would sell their cotton in the market. Their situation is different from Swapna. Unlike Swapna, They grew cotton on their own and therefore they are free sell them anywhere they wish

Question 4:

What are the following people doing at the Erode cloth market – merchants weavers, exporters?



They supply cloth on order to garment manufacturers and exporters around the country. They purchase the yam and give instructions to the weavers about the kind of cloth that is to be made


They make cloth and bring this to the Erode cloth market for sale. They also make cloth on order from the merchant


They use the cloth to make shirts to export them to foreign buyers

Question 5:

In what ways are weavers dependent on cloth merchants?


Weavers are dependent on cloth merchants both for raw materials and markets.


If the ways are were to by yam on their own and sell cloth, they would probably earn three times more. Do you think this is possible? How? Discuss


In such a situation the weavers would definitely earn more. They would buy yam at the lowest possible price and would sell cloth at the highest possible price. They would select the market of their choice for better price

Question 7:

You might have heard of cooperatives in your area. It could be in milk, provisions, paddy, etc. Find out for whose benefit they were set up?


They were set up for the benefit of those who were in want of capital.

एनसीईआरटी कक्षा 7 राजनीति विज्ञान (NCERT Pol Sc)अध्याय 9: बाज़ार में एक शर्ट

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