Q1. Fill in the blanks.
i. Ramalingam has _________ 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 _________ cultivation.
iv. In India nearly _______out of every five rural families are agricultural labourer families.
v. People of Pudupet earn their living by___________.
i. Thulasi earns Rs 40 per day. ______
ii. Thulasi sold her cow to pay back the money she borrowed from Ramalingam for her daughter’s treatment. _______
iii. Weaving is a farm activity. _______
iv. Sekar has a hybrid cow, whose milk he sells in the local milk cooperative. ________
v. Sekar takes loan from bank and buys seeds and fertilizers. _______
Q3. Where is the Chizami village located?
Q4. How much land does Sekar have?
Q5. Fishermen go far into the sea. Why?
Q6. What is special about Chakhesang community?
Q7. What is the main crop that is grown in Kalpattu village?
Q8. How much land does Ramalingam have?
Q9. How do fishermen survive during the monsoon?
Q10. Why did Thulasi borrow money from Ramalingam?
Q11. What kinds of work do agricultural labourers do?
Q12. What work does Sekar do at Ramalingam’s rice mill?
Q13. What are the important sources of livelihood for the people in rural areas?
Q14. How does Sekar pay back the loan to traders?
Q15. Why does Sekar need to earn some extra money?
Q16. Why often farmers like Sekar needs to borrow money from moneylenders?
Q17. What does Raman do when he gets no work on the farm?
Q18. What does Ramalingam do with the paddy grown on his land?
Q19. How Thulasi and her husband managed to pay back the loan to Ramalingam?