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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [31st July, 2017] – Day 16

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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [31st July, 2017] – Day 16

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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)

  1. Anantnag
  2. Jhelum river
  3. Diu
  4. GIFT city
  5. Nanda Devi

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

  1. Region as an abstract concept
  2. Region as a geographic tool
  3. Nodal region
  4. Functional versus formal region
  5. Methods of regionalisation

3. Trace the history of regional planning in India. Also examine the performance of various regional planning strategies of the past. (20 marks)


4. Centralised Five Year Plans could never unleash the true potential of region at the micro level. Do you agree? Critically examine. (15 marks)


5. India as different regional identities has different boundaries which are not coterminous with each other. Comment. (15 marks)

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