NCERT Class 9 Civics: Chapter 2, Question Exercise Q.5
Which of these is not a valid reason for arguing that there is a lesser possibility of famine in a democratic country?
(a) Opposition parties can draw attention to hunger and starvation.
(b) Free press can report suffering from famine in different parts of
(c) Government fears its defeat in the next elections.
(d) People are free to believe in and practise any religion.
Option ‘d’ is not a valid reason for arguing that there is a lesser possibility of famine in a democratic country. This is because practising a religion has nothing to do with preventing famine.