TLP Mains 2015
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Day 9, 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)

A. Varanasi
B. Sudarshan lake
C. Krishna river
D. Kathiawar peninsula
E. Malabar coast

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

A. Sustainable development
B. Notified tribes
D. NITI Aayog
E. Special category states

3. The constitution of NITI Aayog would go a long way in ensuring the balance between the developmental imperatives and decentralized planning in India and also keeping intact the federal philosophy. Critically comment (25 marks)

4. The River Interlinking Project (RIP), if not suitably modified to Indian physiography and climate, is fraught with severe ecological hazards. In light of the given statement, analyse the pros and cons of RIP in India. (25 marks)

5. Given a chance to create a group of special category states, what geographical basis would you adopt? Also discuss the possible strategies that you would recommend for their development. (25 marks)

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