NCERT Class X Science Solutions: Chapter 16 – Management of Natural Resources Part 2

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Question 5:

What can you as an individual do to reduce your consumption of the various natural resources?


  • Save electricity.

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  • Do not waste food.

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Do Not Waste Food

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  • Save water.

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Save Water

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  • Use cooking gas instead of wood for cooking.

  • Observe the principle of three R's (Reduce, Recycle and Reuse).

Question 6:

List five things you have done over the last one week to

  1. Conserve our natural resources.

  2. Increase the pressure on our natural resources.


  1. Five things done to conserve natural resources are:

  2. Used energy efficient electrical appliances.

  3. Used only as much of electricity as was required.

  4. Kept the water tap closed while brushing the teeth.

  5. Convinced mother to cook the food in a solar cooker.

  6. Used public transport for school instead of parent's car.

  7. Five things done to increase the pressure on natural resources:

  8. Went to school on a bike instead of cycle.

  9. Forgot to switch off fan while going out

  10. Wasted food.

  11. Used more paper than required for printing on computer.

  12. Wastage of water resource.

Question 7:

On the basis of the issues raised in this chapter, what changes would you incorporate in your life-style in a move towards a sustainable use of our resources?


Three methods of producing magnetic field are as follows:

  • Will move in public transport system to conserve petrol.

  • Instead of coal or natural gas, will prefer to use solar energy for cooking.

  • Wilt obey rationalized husbanding of all renewable resources.

  • Take care not to pollute the environment with waste.

  • Should realise that we are living in a community and are not alone.