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
- size and area.
- Present importance of the location of India with reference to the Indian Ocean Rim countries and the Northern and Western frontiers.
- Comparison with China and Australia.
Answer the following question:
Give two reasons to explain why India is considered to be a subcontinent.
Answer the following question.
What is a subcontinent? Why is India referred to as an Indian subcontinent?
On the outline map of India provided :
(a) Mark and name the major river which flows
(b) Mark and label the Thal Ghat gap in the Western Ghats.
(c) Shade and label the 68°7’E longitude.
(d) Mark the Khasi hills. industrial purposes.
(e) Shade and name the main area of Arid forests.
(f) Mark the capital city of Bihar.
(g) Shade and name the main state for the cultivation of jute.
(h) Mark the Kalpakkam Nuclear Power station.
(i) Mark and name the first oil refinery of India.
(j) Trade the North-South Corridor and name anyone terminal city. through Assam.
Note: All the map work, including legend (Index), should be done on the map sheet only.