Geography of India : An Analysis Of Questions For Mains-1

 
  • Geography of India
  • Physical Divisions
  1. Why are the Aravallis called a divide between Mewar & Marwar? (10 Marks)
  • Drainage
  1. Why do rivers of west coast do not form delta? (10 Marks)
  2. Describe the characteristics of the rivers of peninsular India? (10 Marks)
  • Climate & Monsoons:
  1. Explain how the Himalayan & Tibetan Highlands play an important role in the development of the South-West monsoon. (10 Marks)
  2. Discuss the distribution of winds & rainfall over India in the summer monsoon season. (10 Marks)
  3. Explain the causes of Indian monsoon. (10 Marks)
  4. Had there been no Himalayas, what would have been the winter climate in North India? (10 Marks)
  5. Mention the agro-climatic regions of India stating the basis of classification. (10 Marks)
  • Soils – Soil Erosion
  1. What is wasteland? Write a note on prospects of waste land development in India. (10 Marks)
  • Vegetation
  1. What are mangroves & in what way are they useful to us? (10 Marks)
  • Road-Railways-Waterways-Air Transport
  1. Technological changes have brought in a major shift in the use of roads as transport corridors in India. How far do you agree with this view? (10 Marks)
  2. What is Golden Quadrilateral? How will it help in the economic development of the country?
  • Population Geography
  1. State four distinctive stages of Indian Demographic history. (10 Marks)
  • Settlements:
  1. Explain the nature & causes of growing slum problems in metropolitan cities of India. (10 Marks)
  • Agriculture, Livestock & Fishery
  1. Blue revolution has definite advantages in India but it is not free from environmental impacts. Discuss.
  2. Give an account of the Tea Plantations of Assam & West Bengal & state the economic significance of these plantations. (10 Marks)
  • Industry:
  1. Account for the very high concentration of salt extraction in industries in the Saurasthra & South
  2. What are the resource base available for the economic development of the newly created states of Jharkhand & Uttaranchal? (10 Marks)
  3. Examine the distribution of oil refineries in India. (10 Marks)
  • Tribes & Races
  1. Explain the major racial groups of India. (10 Marks)
  • Energy
  1. Bring out the prospects of development of alternative energy sources in India. (10 Marks)
  • Political/Regional Geography
  1. Political boundary and regional boundaries need to be co-terminus. Do you agree? (10 Marks)
  2. Define the concept of “Growth Centres” & evaluate its relevance in regional planning of India.
  • Miscellaneous
  1. Elucidate the factors contributing to the growing need of water harvesting in India, both rural & urban.
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