IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [8th Sep, 2017] – Day 45

  • September 8, 2017
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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [8th Sep, 2017] – Day 45


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. Rann of Kutch
  2. Chilika lake
  3. Surat
  4. Mahi river
  5. Silchar

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

  1. Social forests objectives
  2. Reasons for failure of social forestry initiatives in India
  3. Gene poll centres of Africa
  4. Agroforestry as a tool to check soil erosion
  5. Wildlife diversity in South Asia

3. Examine the need, potential and challenges of eco-tourism in India. (20 marks)

4. Why couldn’t the SEZ model in India succeed as much as it did in China? Critically analyse. (15 marks)

5. Write a short essay on evolution of India’s FDI policy in the last decade. (15 marks)

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