Chapter 3

NCERT
Class 10
Geography
Solutions
3. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of multi-purpose river projects.

Question:

Compare the advantages and disadvantages of multi-purpose river projects.

Answer:

Advantages :

  • Irrigation
  • Electricity generation
  • Flood control
  • Water supply for industrial and domestic purposes.
  • Tourist attraction
  • Inland navigation

Disadvantages :

  • The natural flow of water is affected
  • Aquatic life gets affected
  • Submergence of land in surrounding areas
  • Ecological consequences
  • Large scale displacement of local people.

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