10th Class Social Science Lifelines of National Economy Question Bank Long Answer Type - Lifelines of National Economy

  • question_answer Explain the importance of air transport in India. Give six points.                                        [Foreign 2005 C]

    Answer:

    Air Transport is a great importance because

    (i) Airways provide the fastest, most comfortable mode of transport.
    (ii) Inaccessible and
    (iii) Hostile areas (Deserts, snow covered mountains)
    (iv) It plays a vital role during natural and man-made calamities like floods, droughts, earthquakes and other disasters.
    (v) It can cross political barriers like international boundaries.
    (vi) It has made access easier in the North-eastern states and interior parts of Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
    (vii) It is suitable for sending valuable goods, lifesaving drugs, perishable commodities, mails etc. to distant places within a short time.
    (viii) It plays an important role for the defense of the country 
    (Any six)


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