IASbaba’s TLP Geography Optional 2017 [13th July]: Day 4

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IASbaba’s TLP Geography Optional 2017 [13th July]: Day 4



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. Satpura ranges
  2. Yamuna river
  3. Hampi
  4. Palghat
  5. Kandla port

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

  1. Major cultural regions of the world
  2. Popular versus folk culture
  3. Diffusion of popular culture
  4. Sustainable development strategies for the North East
  5. Sustainable waste management in urban areas

3. Agriculture is the mainstream of Indian economy. Yet agrarian distress has affected major parts of the country. Why? Critically analyse. Also suggest various structural and institutional measures to tackle this problem. (20 marks)

4. Textiles has long been a stressed sector in India. Why? Discuss. Also suggest innovative ideas to make it a robust and viable industry. (15 marks)

5. Natural endowments do play a role in determining the developmental potential of a region. However faulty strategies negate these advantages and result in regional disparities. Analyse. (15 marks)

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