NCERT Solutions Class 4 EVS Basva’s Farm

Basva’s Farm

Questions with (*) sign are open ended questions.

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In Basva’s area, an implement called Khunti is used to loosen the soil. What is this kind of implement called in your area? Draw it and discuss.

     In my area also it is called khunti.

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Find out from a farmer or some elders in your family, what kinds of crops are grown in your area.

     Crops like wheat, sugar cane, jowar, rice are grown in my area.

What other ways could be used to plough the fields instead of animals. Discuss.

Instead of animals, we can use tractors and machines for ploughing.

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(*) Draw any crop which you have seen in the field.

Basva helps his father in the field. Do you help the elders in your family in their work? What do you help with?

     Yes, I help the elders in my family. I help my mother in the kitchen and household work, I also help my father while purchasing groceries.

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Do you enjoy doing that work?

     Yes, I enjoy helping my parents.

Why is Basva not able to attend school for some days?

     Basva was unable to attend school for some days as he was helping his father in the field.

 Are there any fields near your house? What is grown there?

     No there are no fields near my house.

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Basva’s Appa takes the onions to the market in a truck. Think, how would fruits and vegetables be taken to another place, if there were no proper roads.

     If there were no proper roads, it would be very difficult to carry fruits and vegetables to another place. In the olden days, people used to carry fruits and vegetables with the help of animals like donkeys, bulls, horses and by bullock carts.

What kind of vehicles are used to carry fruits and vegetables.

     Vehicles like tractors, trucks, tempos, hand carts and auto-rickshaws are used to carry fruits and vegetables.

(*) Draw a picture of one of these vehicles in your notebook.

Find out and write:

Given here are pictures of some implements used by Basva’s family. Write the names of the implements. Also write what these are called in your area? What work are they used for?


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Many steps are needed to grow crops. Look at the pictures and mark them in the correct order.

Find out about a crop that is grown in your area. Also find out the steps that are part of this work. Draw them in your notebook.


Additional Questions

1). Answer the following:

i). Where did Basava live?

     Basva live in Belvanika village in Karnataka.

ii). Name the crop cultivated by Basva’s Appa.


iii). What precaution one has to take while sprinkling the seeds?

     It is necessary to drop the right amount of seeds at a regular distance.

iv). Why is everyone in Basva’s family happy?

Everyone in Basva’s family was happy because the onions were big and healthy.

v). Give reason: We must remove the weeds.

     Weeds grow in fields and gardens, without being planted. They take up all the water and fertilizers that we provide to the crops. If there are too many weeds, then the crop plants will not be healthy. Therefore, we must remove the weeds.

True or false.

i). Weeds must be removed.


ii) Too many weeds make the crop healthy.


iii). Onion plants are tall enough that they reached upto Basva’s shoulder.



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