NCERT Solutions for Chapter 6 Every Drop Counts Class 5 EVS 

Short Notes for Class 5 EVS Chapter 6 Every Drop Counts

'Every drop counts' is the slogan for water conservation. Water is essential for humans and animals. There is less than one percent of fresh water on earth. Water is essential and life cannot exist without it. Scientists look for water on other planets when looking for life. We can confidently say - "Every Drop Counts". Furthermore, every drop counts tells us about the history of water bodies and the value of water in different areas based on water availability. Furthermore, it tells us about the different ways we obtain water, as well as their sources.

NCERT Solutions for Class 5th EVS Chapter 6 Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts Questions and Answers

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Page No 52:

Question Think and Find Out:

Look at the area around your school. Are there any fields, farms, pucca roads, drains, etc.? Is the area sloping, rocky or flat? Think, what will happen here when it rains? Where will the rain water go- into the drains, pipes or pits? Is some water also getting soaked into the soil?


The area around my school has pucca roads and drains. The area is little sloping. When it rains, water flows into the drains. Also, on the sides of the roads there are small pits where water accumulates sometimes. Some water also gets soaked into the soil.

Disclaimer: This question is situation specific. Hence, the answer for the same can vary from one student to another.

Page No 55: 

Question Find Out:

Is there a lake, well or stepwell near your house or school?

Visit it and find out more about it.

Question 1: How old is it? Who got it built?


There is a lake near my house. According to my grandfather, it was built by the king of Pal more than a hundred years ago.

Question 2: What kinds of buildings are around it?


Some of the buildings nearby have been recently constructed, and there are some old wells as well.

Question 3: Is the water clean? Is it cleaned regularly?


There is no clean water in the lake. Lakes have never been regularly cleaned in my experience.

Question 4: Who all use the water?


Cleaning is done with the water in the village.

Question 5: Is there any festival celebrated at this place?


This place celebrates a boating festival every year.

Question 6: Is there any water today, or is it dry?


Water is present in the lake to a certain extent.

Page No 56:

Question Discuss:

There are two old wells in the area where Punita lives. Her grandmother says that about fifteen-twenty years ago there was water in these wells. The wells could have dried up because:

. Water is being pumped up from under the ground with the help of electric motors.

. The lakes in which rain water used to collect are no longer there.

. The soil around trees and parks is now covered with cement.Question 1:Is there some other reason for this? Explain.


Disclaimer: The purpose of this question is to raise interest among the students about their past. The process calls for certain imagination followed by verification based upon which the students can draw certain conclusions. Considering the sustenance of this process, the answer to this question has not been provided.


Page No 58:

Question Discuss:

Everyone has the right to live. Yet, is everybody getting enough water to live or even water to drink? Why is it that some people have to buy drinking water? Should it be like this? Water on this earth is for one and all. Some people draw out water from the ground by deep bore wells. How far is it correct? Have you ever seen this? Why do some people put a pump directly in the Jal Board pipe line? What problems would other people face due to this? Do you have any such experience?


No, everybody is not getting enough water to live or even drink.

Some people have to buy drinking water as they do not get sufficient water supply.

Some people put a pump directly in the Jal Board pipe line to get supply of drinking water.

Due to this, other people do not get adequate supply of drinking water.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this question is to make the students interact actively with their surroundings. The process calls for critical observation based upon which the students can draw certain conclusions. Considering the sustenance of this process of interaction the answer to a few questions has not been provided.

Question Look at This Bill an:

Question 1: From which office has this bill come?


This bill has come from Delhi Jal Board.

Question 2: Do you get a water bill at home? Find out from where it is sent?


Water bills are issued to us at home. Water supply board of Delhi issued the bill.

Question 3: Why do you think Dilli Sarkar (Government of Delhi) is written under Delhi Jal Board?


Dilli Sarkar (Government of Delhi) is written under Delhi Jal Board as Delhi Jal Board is a Government organisation whose authority lies with the Government of Delhi. 

Question 4: In whose name is the bill? How much money do they have to pay for each month?


The bill is in the name of Mohd. Umar and Dr. Mohd. Shoaib. They have to pay a total amount of three hundred sixty-eight rupees.

Question 5:Do you have to pay for water? How much? Is the rate of water different in different colonies? Ask your elders.


There is a monthly drinking water fee of around Rs. 500. In different colonies, the rate remains the same.

Page No 59:

Question What we have learnt:

Question 1: Make a poster: Do you remember the slogan - "Water on earth is for one and all." Think of some other such slogans. Draw pictures and make a nice poster.


Question 2: Bring a water bill, look at it and tell-
This bill is from ______date to ______date.


Billing will take place from 15th January to 2nd February 2021.

Question 3: How much money is to be paid for this bill?


Monthly bills amount to Rs. 500.

Question 4: What else can you see in the bill, like money spent on repair, maintenance etc.?


Besides repair and maintenance arrears, we can see other charges.


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