Geography of India
This One Week Series is Written in English Language in Question Answer Series According to syllabus of Maharaja Gangasingh University.
UNIT-I India in the context of the South-east and South Asia; India- a land of diversity, unity within diversities; Major terrain elements of India and their role in shaping physical landscape of India; Drainage systems and its functional significance.
UNIT-II Regional and seasonal variation of climate- The Monsoon, western disturbances, northwesters, climatic regions of India; Soil types- their distribution and characteristics, vegetation types and their distribution; Forests- the status of its use, and need for conservation.
UNIT-III Agriculture, Irrigation and multipurpose projects, Geographical conditions, distribution and production of wheat, rice, sugarcane, cotton, coffee, tea, fruits and vegetables etc.
UNIT-IV Resources: Minerals- iron ore, mica, manganese, Power- coal, petroleum, hydropower, atomic power. Industries- iron & steel, textile, cement, chemical, fertilizer, paper & pulp. Transportation- railways, roads, air, and water.
UNIT-V Changing nature of Indian economy- agricultural growth during the plan period, Green revolution vis-à-vis traditional farming; Regionalisation of Indian agriculture; Agricultural regions and its relevance in agricultural development planning; Spatial distribution of population and density, socio- economic implications of population explosion, urbanization.