See the map below and answer the following questions.
(i) What is the number of Lok Sabha constituencies in your state and the neighbouring two states?
(ii) Which states have more than 30 Lok Sabha constituencies?
(iii) Why do some states have such a large number of constituencies?
(iv) Why are some constituencies small in area while others are very big?
(v) Are the constituencies reserved for the SCs and STs evenly spread all over the entire country or are there more in some areas?
(i) My state is Andhra Pradesh. Number of lok sabha constituencies are 25 my neighbouring states are Tamilnadu: 39 and Telangana: 17
(ii) The states which have more than 30 Lok Sabha constituencies are Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
(iii) Some states have a large number of constituencies because of their population. Here, voters are in large numbers.
(iv) The coverage of each constituency is fixed on the basis of the number of the voters. The area does not matter. If a smaller area has an equal number of voters as a big area, both will be treated as constituencies.
(v) The constituencies are reserved for the SCs and STs on the basis of the distribution of their population. So, the constituencies reserved for the SCs and STs are not evenly spread all over the entire country, but are more in some areas.
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