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  • September 8, 2015
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TLP Mains 2015
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Day 8, TLP-Geography


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)

  1. Nagarjuna Sagar dam
  2. Pulikat lake
  3. Amarkantak
  4. Terai region
  5. Puducherry

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

  1. Multi-level planning
  2. Drought prone area development plan
  3. Social forestry
  4. Energy plantations
  5. Desertification

3. Examine the causes of environmental degradation in hill areas. Suggest an appropriate development strategy for the hilly tracts of India. (25 marks)

4. What do you understand by watershed management? Explain its components. What are the challenges being faced in its implementation at the grass-root level? What can be done to address these challenges. (25 marks)

5. On an outline map, show the distribution of tribal population in India. What do think are the challenges for developing these areas? Critically examine the strategies adopted for the development of tribal areas in India. (25 marks)

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