Q. 64.7( 3 Votes )

There have been various ways in which changes occurred in the context of water resources the positive as well as negative social changes that got reflected in this chapter.

Answer :

Water is a basic need for survival and though present in abundance, but extensive usage of water has led to its depletion.

Planning for water use for domestic, agricultural and other purpose is the utmost demand of the time.

The positive changes are:

a. Inducting advanced technology in agriculture has made farming easier and productivity has also increased.

b. The industrial wastes that were earlier disposed of are now recycled.

c. Construction of irrigation dams and hydel projects, etc

The negative changes are:

a. Urbanization has led to an influx of people and heavy burden on the cities.

b. Deforestation has been done on a large scale for setting up of factories, building public places etc.

c. Industrialization has increased the level of pollution in air and water.

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