• IASbaba
  • September 7, 2015
  • 159
TLP Mains 2015
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1. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of the locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry: (2 x 5 =10 marks)

  • Indira Sagar dam
  • Sambhar lake
  • Amaravathi
  • Karewa
  • Munnar

2. Briefly explain the following terms in not more than 50 words each: (5 x 5 =25 marks)

  • Command area development
  • Glocalisation
  • Industrial estate
  • Freight equalization policy
  • Regional imbalance

3. The conventional strategies for regional development is being challenged for the better in India. In view of the given statement, examine the changing paradigms of regional planning in India. Also discuss the evolution of decentralized planning in this context. (25 marks)

4. Rural industries can play a strategic role in realizing the goals of regional planning in India. Critically examine the statement by taking the case of the North-East. (25 marks)

5. What do you understand by multi-level planning in the Indian context. Discuss its advantages and limitations. (25 marks)

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