Locational Setting - India
Structure of India
Population and Human Settlements
Population of India compared to six countries
National and State Level Patterns of Population Distribution
Pattern of Population Growth in the Last Three Decades; Implications for Development
Migration Trends Over the Last 25 Years
Demographic attributes at National level
Resources of India and Their Utilisation
Need for Environmental Management Vis-à- Vis Development.
Water Resources and Types of Irrigation
Agriculture: Types, Development and Problems
Fishing in India, Japan and Bangladesh.
Sources of Energy
Railways, Roadways, Water Transport (Inland and Coastal), Air Transport, Pipelines - These Modes of Transport Are to Be Studied with Regard to
Communication – Importance of Communication in Rural Development and Its Policy. Importance of Infrastructure as Key to the Development of an Industrial Economy.
Study of the Location and Distribution of Important Industrial Centres; a General Comparison of Disparities.
Major and Minor Industrial Regions – Factors Governing Their Growth
Location, production and growth of the following industries
Regional Economic Development
- Outline of the geological evolution and structure: basic definitions – geology, era, periods, physiography, geological structure, stratigraphy.
- Geological evolution of the Peninsular Plateau, the Himalayas and the Great Plains. Difference between the Peninsular Plateau and the Himalayas.
Give reasons for the following
(i) There is a dense network of railways over the North Indian Plains.
(ii) Peninsular Plateau has a high proportion of metalled roads.
(iii) A good transport network promotes industrial development.
Answer the following question.
Explain the formation of Himalayas with reference to the theory of Plate Tectonics.