Unit-4 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 145
NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Chapter 16
Q1 : Punctuate the passage given below
What exactly is waste waste is anything discarded, rejected, or otherwise released into the environment in a manner that could have an impact on that environment how can we help we can help by practicing the three rs of waste management reduce reuse and recycle it has been estimated that every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees 7000 gallons of water 4100 kilowatt hour of energy and three cubic yards of landfill space how does reduce and reuse help reducing consumption is decreasing waste whereas the reuse of products such as recyclable plastics prevents the need for excess production of these exact same plastics hence the emission released from factories is lessened recycled products also take less energy to produce
What exactly is waste? Waste is anything discarded, rejected or otherwise released into the environment in a manner that could have an impact on that environment. How can we help? We can help by practicing the three ‘Rs’ of waste management-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It has been estimated that every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, 4100 kilowatt hour of energy and three cubic yards of landfill space. How does reduce and reuse help reducing consumption in
is decreasing waste? Whereas the reuse of products such as recyclable plastics prevents the need for excess production of these exact same plastics. Hence, the emission released from factories is lessened because of recycled products also takes less energy to produce.
Q2 : With the help of the inputs given below, write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper on the colossal wastage of food in the lavish Indian weddings.
- Indians spend life’s saving on weddings.
- Wedding market in India is approximately 1, 50,000 crores per year.
- India also hosts one of the biggest armies of starving people in the world.
- No wastage more condemnable than wastage of food
- Responsibility of the guests to limit the size of the servings according to their appetite.
- Take spoonful of each to taste and decide, instead of filling the plate with every dish.
This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, a sample solution has been provided for your reference.
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Subject: Colossal wastage of food in the lavish Indian weddings.
We all talk of changing our country for betterment but how little do we do in this regard. Out of so many things that go unnoticed in our dear country, here is one issue that I wish to chalk out. It is strange how Indians spend life’s savings on their weddings.
The wedding market in India is flourishing, with approximately 1, 50, 000 crores per year. The shocking part is that all this wastage is happening when our own country, India, is a host of the biggest armies of starving people in the world. Such wastage should be censured and people should be educated against wastage of food in such a manner. In social functions and gatherings, guests should not squander food by piling up their plates excessively. The size of the servings should be limited according to the appetite. Besides, the hosts should also be responsible by giving the caterers the exact number of guests to arrive, so that the food is cooked accordingly and there is no wastage.
I cannot help but point out as to how people do not even bother to use ‘R.S.V.P.’, which means “please respond”, a French phrase, to confirm their visit on being invited. Thus, the host, not sure of the number of guests to arrive, prepares food in abundance leading to inevitable wastage. Indian marriages are not just famous for their traditions and customs but also because of their grand fiestas. I hope that the new generation understands the gravity of the situation and abandons old fashions and deals with such issues practically.
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