NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter 5(A) - Land of All Seasons

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Chapter 5(A) - Land of All Seasons Exercise 167

Solution 1

1. (d) Hong Kong

2. (b) to Kathmandu on a weekend

3. (b) Mr. Banana

Chapter 5(A) - Land of All Seasons Exercise 168

Solution 1

India: Destination of the Millennium

I. To a tourist it offers

a. diverse topography

b. natural beauty

c. cultural diversity

II. Traditional yet modern

a. shopping: bustling haats and swanky malls

b. family structure: emergence of nuclear families but a reluctance to let go on the joint family system

c. medicine : destination for both ayurveda and modern medical tourism

III. Indian hospitality

a. belief: honoring guests equals to honoring God

b. attitude: A guest is welcomed into our home and hearth with cheerful gratitude

c. unique selling point(USP): The Sanskrit adage 'atithi devo bhava'

IV. Ministry of Tourism, GOI proposal

a. name of the prog: "Atithi Devo Bhavah Program"

b. train people to become sensitive towards tourists

c. boost tourism in India

d. effort to preserve our rich heritage and culture

e. inculcating a sense of responsibility towards tourists

Chapter 5(A) - Land of All Seasons Exercise 173

Solution 5(1)

(a) Unfriendly attitude towards tourists: People should be educated to behave well with tourists. They should be made to understand that tourism is essential for the growth of our economy.

(b) Lack of awareness and ownership: Citizens should be made aware about the significance of tourism for the progress of our country by showing them that states like Kerala and Rajasthan depend on tourism as the means of livelihood to a large extent. A sense of ownership could also be cultivated through workshops so that people take pride in public properties and do not damage them.

(c) Lack of safety and security: Police protection must be provided at tourist spots to ensure the security of tourists. Tourists should feel safe to move about anywhere in the country without being robbed or mistreated.

(d) Lack of hygiene and cleanliness: The municipal corporations should make sure that the city and especially the tourist spots are clean. National contests could be held to award the most clean and hygienic municipal corporations in the country.

Solution 5(2)

"The Two Sides of Tourism Industry"

Tourism is one of the most popular industries in India. However, every coin has two sides and both the sides hold importance while discussing its entity. On the outer level, tourism might seem beneficial for the people, the nature, the history and the nation's name, fame and wealth as a whole. However, on further consideration it can be proved that it has its own share of disadvantages as well.

Firstly, on financial grounds, India depends a lot on the travel expenditures incurred by foreigners, as a source of taxation and as a source of income for the enterprises. Therefore, the development of tourism is often a strategy to encourage a particular region for the purpose of increasing commerce through exporting goods and services. It is popular in India because this industry does not require a lot of literacy and also it yields maximum profits with less investment.

It also provides direct employment for the people associated with occupations in bars and hotels. Thanks to it, the average standard of living of people increases well and at the same time unemployment is on the decrease.

However, tourists cause environmental damage through forest fires, destruction of sand dunes and pollution. This, in turn, discourages tourism as increased pollution disturbs local residents and also it may discourage tourists from further entering the country. The popularity in the industry also gets affected when people cause pollution through littering in the snow peaks of Himalayas as well as in the wide coastline which surrounds 1/3rd of the entire country.

Henceforth, tourism undermines culture by commercializing it and this is often connected with increasing litter, graffiti, vandalism and noise by tourists who do not always respect traditional cultures, which is sad but true.

Thus, it can be noticed that tourism has two sides- the profitable, promotional aspect as well as the disadvantageous horrifying affects on our nation.