i. Ramalingam has twenty acres of paddy fields in Kalpattu.
ii. Only 20 per cent of India's farmers are like Ramalingam.
iii. The people of Chizami village do 'terrace' cultivation.
iv. In India nearly two out of every five rural families are agricultural labourer families.
v. People of Pudupet earn their living by fishing.
i. Thulasi earns Rs 40 per day. True
ii. Thulasi sold her cow to pay back the money she borrowed from Ramalingam for her daughter’s treatment. True
iii. Weaving is a farm activity. False
iv. Sekar has a hybrid cow, whose milk he sells in the local milk cooperative. True
v. Sekar takes loan from bank and buys seeds and fertilizers. False
Ans. Chizami village is in Phek district in Nagaland.
Ans. Sekar owns only two acres of land.
Ans. Fishermen go far into the sea so that they can get a better catch.
Ans. The people of Chakhesang community do 'terrace' cultivation.
Ans. Paddy is the main crop that is grown in Kalpattu village.
Ans. He has twenty acres of paddy fields in Kalpattu.
Ans. During these months fishermen survive by borrowing from the trader.
Ans. Thulasi borrowed money from Ramalingam for her daughter’s treatment.
Ans. All of them depend on the work they do on other people's fields to earn a living.
Ans. Sekar helps Ramalingam collect paddy from other farmers in the neighbouring villages.
Ans. Apart from farming, many people in rural areas depend upon collection from the forest, animal husbandry, dairy produce, fishing etc.
Ans. To pay back his loan he has to sell his paddy to the traders at a somewhat lower price than what he would get in the market.
Ans. Whatever he earn from selling paddy last only for eight months. So he needs to earn some extra money.
Ans. Very often farmers like Sekar need to borrow money to purchase basic things like seeds, fertilisers and pesticides.
Ans. When there is no work on the farm he finds work outside, either loading sand from the river or stone from the quarry nearby.
Ans. Ramalingam uses the paddy grown on his land to produce rice in his rice mill and sells the rice produced to traders in nearby towns.
Ans. They had to sell their cow to pay back the money they borrowed from Ramalingam for their daughter’s treatment.
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