NCERT Class 6 Geography Chapter 8 - India: Climate, Vegetation and Wildlife

Chapter 8 - India: Climate, Vegetation and Wildlife

Question 1: Answer the following questions briefly.
a) Which winds bring rainfall in India? Why is it so important?
b) Name the different seasons in India.
c) What is natural vegetation?
Answer:

a) The south-west monsoon winds bring rainfall in India. It is important, because agriculture in India is dependent on the rainfall. A good amount of rainfall brings bountiful and adequate crops.

b) Broadly, the major seasons recognised in India are:
• Cold Weather Season (Winter) December to February
• Hot Weather Season (Summer) March to May
• Southwest Monsoon Season (Rainy) June to September
• Season of Retreating Monsoon (Autumn) October and November

c) The grasses, shrubs and trees, which grow on their own without interference or help from human beings are called natural vegetation.

Question 2: Tick the correct answers.
a) The world’s highest rainfall occurs in
i) Mumbai
ii) Asansol
iii) Mawsynram
Answer:
iii) Mawsynram

b) Wild goats and snow leopards are found in
i) Himalayan region
ii) Peninsular region
iii) Gir forests
Answer:
i) Himalayan region

c) During the south west monsoon period, the moisture laden winds blow from
i) land to sea
ii) sea to land
iii) plateau to plains
Answer:
ii) sea to land

Question 3: Fill in the blanks.
a) Hot and dry winds known as ________________ blow during the day in the summers.
b) The states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu receive a great amount of rainfall during the season of ________________.
c) ________________ forest in Gujarat is the home of ________________.
Answer:

a) Hot and dry winds known as loo blow during the day in the summers.
b) The states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu receive a great amount of rainfall during the season of retreating monsoon or Autumn.
c) Gir forest in Gujarat is the home of Asiatic Lions.

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