Very short answer questions
I. Choose the correct answer to fill in the blanks.
II. Write ‘True’ for the correct statement and ‘False’ for the wrong statement.
III. Tick the correct answer.
a) Jatrya feels alone in Mumbai, even when he is surrounded by people.Why?
ii) Everybody is busy in his own work.
b) Why do you think families like that of Jatrya are coming to big cities?
ii) They have been displaced from their villages due to big projects like dams.
c) Who do you think is responsible for the state in which Jatrya finds himself now?
iii) He wanted to enjoy the benefits of city life.
IV. 2 Mark Questions. (Long answer questions)
2. People have to face many difficulties at the place where a dam is being built, such as:
(i) Their houses, farms etc. Are all destroyed.
(ii) They are promised to be given some compensation by the government but sometimes, they have to face many difficulties in getting this compensation.
(iii) They are given new houses to live but they are not as good as were told to them. They have electricity but it remains for few hours only. There are taps no water.
(iv) The other people treat the village people as poor, uneducated and inferior.
Poor people collect rubber pieces and sell them to rubber industries than in the industry different process are taken out.
Building of dams affect the life of people living in that area in the following ways:
(a) People have to relocate from the place where they were living from generations.
(b) They have to leave their houses, farms and means of livelihood.
(c) Starting a new livelihood is challenging.
(d) Kids take time to adjust in new neighbourhood and new school.
(e) It is difficult to adjust in new social set up.
5. Jatrya had following difficulties in Sinduri village:
(a) He had to pay money for everything- medicines, food, vegetables, firewood, kerosene and fodder for the animals.
(b) Roof of tin sheet made his house hot like an oven.
(c) Electricity was available only for some time in a day.
(d) Taps do not have water.
(e) Land was not good for farming.
(f) It was difficult to find a doctor in the hospital.
(g) People made fun of Khedi people and called them ‘unwanted guests’.
7. Jatrya and his family left Sinduri and migrated to Mumbai because they could not adjust to this new village and hoped for a better life and a better future in Mumbai.