NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Civics Chapter 9: Urban Livelihoods
This chapter would read about the different jobs that people perform in big towns and cities. We would learn about the diverse livelihoods in urban areas. Are people self-employed or working in corporations? Do people have the same rights and enjoy equal opportunities? How are jobs and livelihoods different in urban areas as compared to rural areas? This chapter will answer all these questions. The key teaching of the chapter includes the following:
- We see how jobs in cities are slightly different from the ones in rural areas. In cities, you will find a lot of rickshaw pullers, street vendors, newspaper sellers, cobblers etc.
- The chapter presents statistics on the number of people who work on the streets in big cities.
- Laws in our country have banned street vendors as they hold up traffic. However, many organisations have worked with the government to overcome these problems.
- This chapter also contains case studies of rickshaw pullers and people in small business.
- These case studies tell us about how these people operate and live-in cities.
- Seasonal work also exists in urban cities. We see the example of a tailor who does not have any work for four to six months every year. There are many such other jobs and people.
- We also read about office going people with 9 to 5 jobs. We learn about their work conditions and the problems they face in their respective jobs.
- Benefits of corporate and permanent jobs have also been mentioned.
- The chapter concludes by telling us how all works in urban areas are interconnected.
- People do not personally know each other and yet they are connected through their work.