Due to a natural calamity, say drought, total production of food grains decreases. It creates a shortage of food in the affected areas

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Due to a natural calamity, say drought, total production of food grains decreases. It creates a shortage of food in the affected areas. Due to shortage of food, the prices go up. At the high prices, some people cannot afford to buy food.
If such calamity happens in a very widespread area or is stretched over a longer time period, it may cause a situation of starvation. A massive starvation might turn into a famine.
Read the above passage and answer the following questions
(a) What are the affects of natural calamities on the life of people?
(b) What lesson/values, you have learnt from the passage?


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(a) Natural calamities affect life of people in the following ways
(i) Shortage of food in affected areas.
(ii) Even some people cannot afford to buy food.
(iii) Longer period of calamity such as drought can lead to starvation.
(iv) Price of goods rises.
(b) From the above passage, I have learnt the values of
planning and management to deal with the situation ’ of a natural calamity.