BA Ist Year 2nd Part Kota University, Book is Written in English Medium (Question-Answer Series) One Week Series
Paper - II Geography of Environment
Duration 3 hrs. Max.Marks : 75
Note : The question paper will contain three sections as under – Section-A : One compulsory question with 10 parts, having 2 parts from each unit, short answer in 20 words for each part. Total marks : 10 Section-B : 10 questions, 2 questions from each unit, 5 questions to be attempted, taking one from each unit, answer approximately in 250 words. Total marks : 35 Section-C : 04 questions (question may have sub division) covering all units but not more than one question from each unit, descriptive type, answer in about 500 words, 2 questions to be attempted. Total marks : 30
Unit - I Definition, nature and scope of Environment Geography. Concept of environment, types of environment. Biosphere and its components. Man-environment relationship - Determinism, Possibilism, Neo - determinism.
Unit - II Ecosystem - meaning, definition, types, structure. Functions of ecosystem - food chain, energy flow in ecosystem. Study of various ecosystems - grassland, desert, marine, mountains and plateau with specific reference to Hadoti plateau.
Unit - III Ecological crisis, energy crisis, natural hazards - floods, droughts, earthquuake and volcano. Soil erosion, desertification, deforestation. Impact of green revolution on Indian environment.
Unit - IV Environmental degradation, sustainable development. Environmental pollution - water, air, soil, noise, radioactive. Green house effect and ozone depletion, Biodiverity and its conservation.
Unit - V Environment management - soil, forest, water, wildlife, energy. Disaster Management, Environmental awareness and education. Environmental problems in India and their planning.