. The construction of large dams lead to social and environmental problems. List two problems of each category


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Ans. Three problems that arise due to construction of big dams:

(i) Social problems. Due to the construction of high rise dams, a large number of human settlements are submerged in the water of large reservoir formed by the dam and many people are rendered homeless.

(ii) Environmental problems. The construction of high rise dams on the rivers contributes to deforestation and loss of biodiversity.

(iii) Economic problems. Some people believe that the construction 'of high-rise dams involve the spending of huge amounts of public money without the .generation of proportionate benefits. Suggestions for these problems. All the people who are displaced from the dam site should be given adequate compensation by the Government for rehabilitation so as to start their life afresh.

 

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