Geography of India
This One Week Series is Written in English Language in Question Answer Series According to syllabus of Maharishi Dayanand University.
GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
India in the context of the South-East and South Asia, India: A land of diversities unity within diversities. Major terrain elements of India and their role in shaping, physical landscape of India. Drainage systems.
Regional and seasonal variation of climate - The monsoon, western disturbance, norwesters. Climatic regions of India.
Soil types- their distribution and characteristics, vegetation types and their distribution. Forest - The status of their use and need for conservation.
Agriculture, irrigation and multipurpose projects, geographical conditions, distribution and production of wheat, rice, sugarcane, cotton, jute, coffee, tea; Live stock, Fisheries.
Resources: minerals - iron-ore, copper, manganese and sources areas of India; of power coal, petroleum, hydropower, atomic energy, resource
Industries - Iron and steel, textile, cement, paper and pulp; Industrial regions of India, Transportation - railways, road, air and water.
Changing nature of Indian economy - Agricultural growth during the plan period; Green revolution vis-a-vis traditional farming: Agricultural areas and its relevance in agricultural development planning.
Spatial distribution of population and density: Socio economic implications of population explosion; urbanization; Gender discrimination. Basis of regional planning, planning divisions of India - macro and meso; Regional planning of rural and urban areas.