IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [27th July, 2017] – Day 14

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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [27th July, 2017] – Day 14



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. Doklam
  2. Netravati river
  3. Portblair
  4. Vijayawada
  5. Angul

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

  1. Hierarchy of urban settlements
  2. Primate city concept
  3. Rank size rule in Indian cities
  4. Principles of sustainable town planning
  5. Environmental degradation in rural areas

3. Discuss the concept of primacy in the Indian urban context. What are its exceptions? Discuss. (20 marks)

4. By applying the concept of primate city and rank size rule, examine the current model of smart city project. (15 marks)

5. Missing links in the hierarchy of urban settlements in India don’t auger well for sustainable urban growth. Examine. (15 marks)

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