12 Most VSAQ’s of Indian Rivers and Water Resources Chapter in Class 10th Social (TS/AP)

2 Marks

VSAQ-1 : Classify Tungabhadra river basin.

The Tungabhadra River basin is classified into two main regions:

  1. Upper and Middle Catchment in Karnataka
  2. Lower Catchment in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

VSAQ-2 : What is evaporation?

Evaporation is the transformation of water from sources such as lakes, rivers, and seas into water vapor caused by heat.

VSAQ-3 : What is transpiration?

Transpiration is the natural physiological process by which plants release water vapor into the atmosphere from their leaves and other aerial parts. This process is analogous to the way animals breathe and is essential for a plant’s health and growth.

VSAQ-4 : Where does the Indus originate?

The Indus River originates from the northern slopes of the Kailash range in Tibet, near Manasarovar Lake, and flows in a northwesterly direction.

VSAQ-5 : Observe the map given and answer the questions (i) and (ii).

1.Name the two rivers that flow into Arabian sea.

2.Through which states, river Tungabhadra flows?

  1. The two rivers that flow into the Arabian Sea are the Narmada and the Tapti.
  2. The Tungabhadra River flows through the states of Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.

VSAQ-6 : From where does the Brahmaputra enter India?

The Brahmaputra River enters India through the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

VSAQ-7 : Where does the river Godavari rise?

The river Godavari originates in the Triambak plateau situated near Nasik, Maharashtra.

VSAQ-8 : Where does the Brahmaputra rise?

The Brahmaputra emanates from the Chemayungdung glacier located in the Kailash range near Manasarovar, Tibet.

VSAQ-9 : On which case of judgements on ground water created a lot of confusion among us?

The Perumatty Grama Panchayat in Kerala vs. the Coca-Cola Company case generated significant confusion regarding judgments on groundwater.

VSAQ-10 : Why did Tungabhadra dam lose its water storage capacity?

The Tungabhadra Dam experienced a decrease in its water storage capacity primarily due to the accumulation of silt. This silt accumulation resulted from various activities, including mining, debris deposition, dust, and soil erosion.

VSAQ-11 : Why Hiware Bazar is a famous village in India?

Hiware Bazar achieved fame through its selection by the Maharashtra government as part of the Adarsh Gram Yojana. This program emphasizes watershed management and the holistic development of the village.

VSAQ-12 : Why are the Peninsular rivers non-perennial?

Peninsular rivers are considered non-perennial because they flow seasonally and depend predominantly on rainfall for their water supply.