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Explain any two reasons why transport means are considered important for Indian economic development.

[0.06] Regional Economic Development
Chapter: [0.06] Regional Economic Development
Concept: Regional Economic Development

Differentiate between micro planning region and the macro planning region.

[0.06] Regional Economic Development
Chapter: [0.06] Regional Economic Development
Concept: Regional Economic Development

Read the following passage and answer the question given below.

Haldia Port was constructed on Hooghly river as a solution to the problems of siltation at Kolkata Port. The locational advantages of Haldia Port were that it allowed movement of bigger vessels and was free from tidal bores.

However, lately the Haldia Port is affected by siltation and requires the opening of an alternative channel which will allow easy entry of vessels.

State two locational advantages of the Haldia Port.

[0.06] Regional Economic Development
Chapter: [0.06] Regional Economic Development
Concept: Regional Economic Development

Read the following passage and answer the question given below.

Haldia Port was constructed on Hooghly river as a solution to the problems of siltation at Kolkata Port. The locational advantages of Haldia Port were that it allowed movement of bigger vessels and was free from tidal bores.

However, lately the Haldia Port is affected by siltation and requires the opening of an alternative channel which will allow easy entry of vessels.

Mention any four states of India which form the hinterland of Haldia Port.

[0.06] Regional Economic Development
Chapter: [0.06] Regional Economic Development
Concept: Regional Economic Development

Why is the location of India in the Indian Ocean considered to be significant ? Give two reasons.

[0.011000000000000001] Locational Setting - India
Chapter: [0.011000000000000001] Locational Setting - India
Concept: Locational Setting - India

Name the four Indian geological eras in their chronological order.

[0.012] Structure of India
Chapter: [0.012] Structure of India
Concept: Geological Formation

Briefly explain the following terms :

(a) physiological density
(b) Conurbation

[0.022000000000000002] National and State Level Patterns of Population Distribution
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] National and State Level Patterns of Population Distribution
Concept: Definition of Census

State two problems affecting the fishing industry in Bangladesh.

[0.035] Fishing in India, Japan and Bangladesh.
Chapter: [0.035] Fishing in India, Japan and Bangladesh.
Concept: Fishing in India, Japan and Bangladesh.

What is an agro-based industry? Which is the largest agro-based industry in India? 

[0.053] Location, production and growth of the following industries
Chapter: [0.053] Location, production and growth of the following industries
Concept: Agro Based Industries

On the outline map of India provided :

(a) Mark and name the northernmost point of the Indian Union.
(b) Mark and label the Nilgiri Hills.
(c) Shade and label the Gulf of Khambat.
(d) Trace the course and label the river Mahanadi.
(e) Show with a single arrow and name the wind that brings rain over the coast of Tamil Nadu, during winters.
(f) Locate with a dot and name the capital city of Rajasthan.
(g) Mark and name the Nathula Pass.
(h) Mark and name the oldest oil-field of India.
(i) Mark with a dot and name the major port of Andhra Pradesh.
(j) Mark and label the hinterland of Chennai.

Note: All the map work, including legend (Index), should be done on the map sheet only.

[0.07] Map Work
Chapter: [0.07] Map Work
Concept: Map List

Briefly explain the geological evolution of the Himalayas. 

[0.012] Structure of India
Chapter: [0.012] Structure of India
Concept: Geological Formation

Explain giving any two reasons why the deltas of the river Mahanadi suffer from occasional floods. 

[0.013000000000000001] Climate: India
Chapter: [0.013000000000000001] Climate: India
Concept: Factors Affecting India’S Climate

Study the temperature and rainfall graph of station X given below and answer the questions that follow : 

(i) Is the location of station X inland or coastal?
(ii) What is the cause of a sudden fall of temperature in July, even though it is a summer month?
(iii) Mention one main feature of the climate experienced by the station X.

[0.013000000000000001] Climate: India
Chapter: [0.013000000000000001] Climate: India
Concept: Factors Affecting India’S Climate

(i) Define the index of concentration.
(ii) How is it useful in the study of the population? 

[0.022000000000000002] National and State Level Patterns of Population Distribution
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] National and State Level Patterns of Population Distribution
Concept: Definition of Census

Figure A and B given below show two types of settlement patterns that have developed in India

Figure A

Figure B

(i) Name the settlement patterns in Figures A and B.
(ii) State one characteristic feature of each of the settlement patterns.

[0.022000000000000002] National and State Level Patterns of Population Distribution
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] National and State Level Patterns of Population Distribution
Concept: Definition of Census

Mention three constraints explaining why cultivable wasteland is not being used for cultivation at present. 

[0.032] Land Resources
Chapter: [0.032] Land Resources
Concept: Concept of Land Resources

(i) What is crop rotation?
(ii) Mention two reasons why crop rotation is necessary for India.

[0.034] Agriculture: Types, Development and Problems
Chapter: [0.034] Agriculture: Types, Development and Problems
Concept: Wet and Dry Agriculture

Differentiate between pelagic fish and demersal fish.

[0.035] Fishing in India, Japan and Bangladesh.
Chapter: [0.035] Fishing in India, Japan and Bangladesh.
Concept: Fishing in India, Japan and Bangladesh.

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.

[0.012] Structure of India
Chapter: [0.012] Structure of India
Concept: Geological Formation

Differentiate between Telecommunication and Mass Communication. 

[0.042] Communication – Importance of Communication in Rural Development and Its Policy. Importance of Infrastructure as Key to the Development of an Industrial Economy.
Chapter: [0.042] Communication – Importance of Communication in Rural Development and Its Policy. Importance of Infrastructure as Key to the Development of an Industrial Economy.
Concept: Modern Means of Communication
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