question_answer15) Story of Ahmad Ahmad is a rickshaw puller in Bangalore. He has shifted from Jhumri Taliah along With his 3 brothers, sisters and old parents. He stays in a jhuggi. The survival of all members of his family depends on his daily earnings from pulling rickshaw. However does not have a secured employment and his earnings fluctuate every day During some days he gets enough earning for him to save some amount after buying all his day-to-day necessities. On other days he barely earns enough to buy His daily necessities However, fortunately, Ahmad has a yellow card, which is PDS Card for below poverty line people. With this card, Ahmad gets sufficient quantity of wheat rice sugar and kerosene oil for his daily use. He gets these essentials at half of the market price. He purchases his monthly stock during a particular day when the ration shop is opened for below poverty people. In this way, Ahmad is able to eke out his survival with less than sufficient earnings for his big family where he is the only earning member. (a) Does Ahmad have a regular income from rickshaw pulling? (b) How does the yellow card help Ahmad to run his family even with small earnings from rickshaw pulling?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer16) Study the graph 4.1 and answer the following questions (a) In which year did our country cross the 200 million tonnes per year mark in food grain production? (b) In which decade did India experience the highest decadal increase in food grain production? (c) Is production increase consistent in India since 2000-01?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer17) Visit your area's ration shop and get the following details (a) What are the items sold at the ration shop? (b) Compare the prices of rice and sugar from the ration shop with the prices at any other grocery shop? (For families below poverty line) (c) Find out why are ration shops necessary?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer18) Study the Graph 4.2 and answer the following questions (a)In which recent year foodgrain stock with the government was maximum? (b) What is the minimum buffer stock norm of the FCI? (c) Why were the FCI granaries overflowing with foodgrains?View Answer play_arrow
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