CBSE Class 9 English Unseen Passage F

CBSE Class 9 English Unseen Passage F. Students should do unseen passages for class 9 English which will help them to get better marks in English class tests and exams. Unseen passages are really scoring and practicing them on regular basis will be very useful. Refer to the unseen passage below with answers.

Read the Passages given below and answer the questions:-

The seasonal problem of water taps running dry is plaguing most of our major cities. With the bigger rivers flowing in trickles and ponds and wells reduced to clay pits, village women in remote areas have to fetch every drop of water for drinking cooking, washing and so on, across large distances. This has only worsened perennial problem, that of widespread pollution of water, rendering it unfit for human consumption. The monsoons-and the attendant floods-will not solve this problem The Delhi Administration is seriously worried about the threat to civic health posed by the polluted waters of the Jamuna. Two new tanks are to be set up to treat sewage.

At present only 60 per cent of the 200 million gallons of the city's sewage receives any kind of treatment before it is dumped into the river which supplies water not only to this city but to innumerable towns and villages downstream. The Ganga, the Jamuna, the Cauvery, in fact all our important rivers, serving many urban conglomerations are fast becoming a major source of disease.

A comprehensive bill, introduced in Parliament recently, envisages the setting up of Central and State boards for the prevention and control of water pollution. But it will obviously take some time before legislation is passed and effectively implemented. Meanwhile the problem continues to swell. According to a survey of eight developing countries conducted a couple of years ago, 90 per cent of all child deaths were due to water-borne diseases. It is the same unchanged story today. In a country like India, a burgeoning population continuing to use the open countryside as a lavatory means that, with every dust storm and rain, human excreta laden with germs and parasite spores find their way to ponds, shallow wells and even the streams and rivers.

Only 18 per cent of the rural folk have access to potable water new threat that has already assumed alarming proportions is from industrial waste which is generally dumped, untreated, into the nearest river. For instance, for very kilogram of processed hide, 30-40 litres of foul smelling waste water has to be disposed of. There are at least 900 licensed tanneries in the organized sector. Putrefied paper and jute waste, metallic waste from straw board and textile mills, sulphur ammonia, urea, metallic salts and corrosive acids all find their way to the rivers of India.

It is important not only to make new laws to ensure the purity of water, but also to realize the urgency of implementing them ruthlessly, if we are to avoid a national health disaster cutting across the barrier between towns and the countryside

Answer the following Questions:

1.Which seasonal problem plagues our major cities?

2.How has water pollution become a health hazard?

3.What does the bill introduced in Parliament envisage?

4.What has the survey of developing countries revealed?

5.How are human excreta a major source of disease in India?

6.Which new threat is the writer talking about?

Find out a word from the passage which means




Suggested answers of the above Question:-

1.The scarcity of water is a seasonal problem that plagues most of our major cities.

2.The pollution of water makes it unfit for human consumption and also a source of disease

3..The bill introduced in Parliament envisages setting up of Central and State boards for the prevention and control of water pollution.

4.The survey of eight developing countries has revealed that 90 per cent of all child deaths are due to water-borne diseases.

5.The human excreta from the open countryside finds its way into the of water. The germs and parasites carried by it spread diseases.

6.The writer is talking about the threat of untreated industrial waste being dumped into rivers.





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