Class 11 Geography Chapter 21 Natural Vegetation

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Class 11 Geography Chapter 21 Natural Vegetation

Also, you can read the SCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per SCERT (CBSE) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of SCERT All Subject Solutions. Here we have given Assam Board/NCERT Class 11 Geography Chapter 21 Natural Vegetation Solutions for All Subject, You can practice these here…

Natural Vegetation

Chapter: 21




Q.1. Sandalwood is an example of- 

(i) Evergreen forest 

(ii) Deciduous forest

(iii) Deltic forest

(iv) Thorny forest

Ans: (ii) Deciduous forest 

Q.2. Which one of the following was the purpose of project tiger?

(i) To kill tigers

(ii) To put tiger in the zoo

(iii) To protect tigers from illegal hunting

(iv) To make films on tigers

Ans: (iii) To protect tigers from illegal hunting.

Q.3. In which one of the following states is the Nandadevi biosphere reserve situated? 

(i) Bihar

(ii) Uttar Pradesh 

(iii) Uttarakhand

(iv) Orissa

Ans: (iii) Uttarakhand

Q.4. How many of the biosphere reserves from India are recognized by UNESCO?

(i) One 

(ii) Two

(iii) Three

(iv) Four

Ans: (iv) Four

Q.5. Which one of the following proportions of area of the country was targeted to be under forest policy of India? 

(i) 33

(ii) 44

(iii) 55

(iv) 22

Ans: (i) 33

Answer the following questions in about 30 words

Q.1. What is natural vegetation? Under what climatic condition are tropical evergreen forests developing?

Ans: Natural Vegetation refers to a plant community that has been left undisturbed over a long period so as to allow its individual species to adjust themselves to climate and soil conditions as fully as possible.

For the full growth of Tropical Evergreen forests the amount of annual rainfall should be over 200cm and the temperature should be above 22℃.

Q.2. What do you understand by social forestry?

Ans: Social forestry means the management and protection of forests and afforestation on barren lands with the purpose of helping in the environmental, social and rural development.

Q.3. Define Biosphere reserve.

Ans: A Biosphere reserve is a unique and representative ecosystem of terrestrial and coastal areas which are internationally recognised within the framework of UNESCO’S man and Biosphere programme.

Q.4. What is the difference between forest area and forest cover? 

Ans: The difference between forest area and Forest cover are: 

Forest areaForest cover
1. Forest area is a land area notified and recorded as forest land irrespective of the existence of trees.1. The lands which are actually covered by forest cover.
2. The forest area is based on the records of the state Revenue Department.2.According to the 2001 report,the forest cover area is only 20.25%.

Answer the following questions in not more than 150 words

Q.1. What steps have been taken up to conserve forests? 

Ans: Forests have an intricate interrelationships with life and environment.These provide numerous direct and indirect advantages to our economy and society. Hence, conservation of forest is of vital importance to the survival and prosperity of humankind.

According to the new forest policy, the Government of India, will emphasize sustainable forest management in order to conserve and expand the forest reserve .

Based on the forest conservation policy, the following steps have been taken up to conserve forest: 

(a) Social forestry.

(b) Farm forestry.

(c) Urban forestry.

(d) Rural forestry.

(e) Agroforestry.

(f) Community forestry.

(g) More emphasis should be given to grow more forest lands.

Chapter 1Geography As A Discipline
Chapter 2The Origin and Evolution of the Earth
Chapter 3Interior of the Earth
Chapter 4Distribution of Oceans And Continents
Chapter 5Minerals and Rocks
Chapter 6Geomorphic Processes
Chapter 7Landforms and Their Evolution
Chapter 8Composition and Structure of Atmosphere
Chapter 9Solar Radiation, Heat balance, and Temperature
Chapter 10Atmospheric Circulation and Weather Systems
Chapter 11Water in the Atmosphere
Chapter 12World Climate and Climate Change
Chapter 13Water (Oceans)
Chapter 14Movements of Ocean Water
Chapter 15Life on the Earth
Chapter 16Biodiversity And Conservation
Chapter 17Indian Location
Chapter 18Structure and Physiography
Chapter 19Drainage System
Chapter 20Climate
Chapter 21Natural Vegetation
Chapter 22Soils
Chapter 23Natural Hazards and Disasters

Q.2. How can people’s participation be effective in conserving forest and wild life? 

Ans: The People’s participation is much effective to conserve the forests and wildlife.Because the forest dwellers are very closely related and one cannot be developed without another. In this situation people’s participation especially those who live in and around the forest is utmost necessary. The age old knowledge of forest dwellers regarding forestry can be used in the conservation and development of forests.

One very good example of the people’s participation in conserving forest and wildlife is the Chipko Movement. Some other steps of people’s participation are: social forestry, farm forestry, Rural Forestry, Community Forestry, etc. can be lunch in this regard.

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