In India hydro electric power contributes approximately____ of the total electricity produced.

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In India hydro electric power contributes approximately 22% of the total electricity produced.

From which of the following, Fresh water is obtained from ____.

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Fresh water is obtained from precipitation.

It is estmated that there will be absolute water scarcity in large parts of India by ____.

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It is estimated that there will be absolute water scarcity in large parts of India by the year 2025.

Droughts and floods are____.

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Droughts and floods are unevenly spread all over India; for example, some areas suffer from floods and some from droughts, while some areas don’t experience either of them.

Who described dams as the “temples of modern India"?

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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru proudly described dams as the “temples of modern India,” and considered them essential for the country's development.

Which of the following rivers does not drain into the Arabian Sea?

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Narmada and Tapi rivers join into the Arabian Sea through India, and the Indus through Pakistan.

The tank in Hauz Khas at Delhi was built by ____.

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Iltutmish constructed the tank in Hauz Khas at Delhi in the 14th century for providing water to the Siri Fort area.

What percentage of global rainfall does India receive?

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Although India accounts for 2.4 per cent of the world's land area, it receives 4 per cent of global rainfall due to its strategilocation at the head of the Indian Ocean. The south-west winds bring in heavy rainfalls. Also, the Mediterranean winds that India receives are moisture-laden winds.

“Are we the only ones chosen to make sacrifices for the nation?” Who are ‘we’?

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The ‘we’ refers to the people displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project. They generally accept suffering for the sake of the nation, but at the same time need to be rehabilitated and employed.

The Ganga Action Plan was implemented in the year ____.

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The Ganga Action Plan was initiated in the year 1985, and was implemented to rid the river Ganga of dead bodies that were dropped into it.

Water stress occurs when the availability of water is less than ____.

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According to Falken Mark, a Swedish expert, water stress occurs when the availability of water is less than 1,000 cubic metres per person per day.

Seasonal and annual precipitation affects the ____ of water.

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The availability of water varies from place to place due to seasonal and annual precipitation.

What lead to falling groundwater levels in agricultural irrigation farming?

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What lead to falling groundwater levels in agricultural irrigation farming?

What is the present primary water problem concerned to India?

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Over exploitation and mismanagement of water resources is the present primary water problem concerned to India.

Three-fourths of the earth is occupied by water. Out of this, the percentage of freshwater is ____.

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Three-fourths of the earth is covered by water. Out of this, only 2.5 per cent is fresh water, and is found in rivers, springs, etc.

The Hirakud Dam is located on the river ____.

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The Hirakud Dam is located on the river Mahanadi in Orissa.

Which river brings sorrow and despair to Bengal?

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The river Damodar brings floods and loss of life to Bengal, and is called the 'Sorrow of Bengal’ or the 'River of Sorrow.’

One of the famous kings who built hydraulic structures in ancient India was ____.

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During the reign of Chandragupta Maurya, dams, lakes and irrigation systems were extensively built.

One of the largest artificial lakes of India in the 11th century was the ____.

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One of the largest artificial lakes of India in the 11th century was the Bhopal Lake in Bhopal, used for various purposes.

India ranks ____ in terms of availability of water per person per annum.

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India receives 4 per cent of the world’s rainfall and ranks 133rd in the availability of water per person per annum.

The famous woman activist involved in the Narmada Bachao Andolan is____.

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Medha Patkar is the famous woman activist deeply involved in the ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan’ or the ‘Save Narmada Movement’.

In the 1st century BC, sophisticated hydraulic structures were built in ____.

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In the 1st century BC, sophisticated hydraulic structures were built in Sringaverapura near Allahabad to channel the flood waters of the Ganga.

What is the water problem other than Quantitative aspects of water scarcity?

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Quality or purity of water is the water problem other than Quantitative aspects of water scarcity.

The total renewable water resources of India are estimated at ____ square kilometres.

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The total renewable water resources of India are estimated at 1,897 square kilometres.

What percentage of the total electricity generated in India is hydro-electric power?

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Approximately 22 per cent of the power produced in India is hydro power.

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