IAS Geography Optional Analysis Agriculture Questions 1991 Onwards

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1991: What is meant by ‘Operation Flood’? Discuss the manner of its implementation and its success in India. (Short notes).

1991: Discuss the role of animal husbandry in the agricultural economy of India with special reference to any one region.

1992: Explain the distribution and characteristics of dry zone agriculture. (Short notes).

1992: What is meant by Green Revolution? Explain its successes and failures. (Short notes).

1992: Discuss the role of social forestry in any one region of India. (Short notes).

1993: Explain the role of institutional factors in the development of agriculture in India. (Short notes).

1994: Differentiate between agricultural efficiency and agricultural productivity and discuss the methods used in the determination of agricultural efficiency in India.

1995: Discuss the role of infrastructural, scientific and technological developments in the recent transformation of Indian agriculture.

1996: Discuss the importance of irrigation in Indian Agriculture and describe the methods of irrigation practiced in either the Ganga Valley or the Karnataka-Maharashtra region.

1997: Examine the significance of social forestry in the rural economy of India. (Short notes).

1997: Discuss the impact of green revolution on the agricultural production in India. (Short notes).

1997: Divide Peninsular India into agricultural regions. Explain the basis of such a regionalisation.

1998: Discuss the role of institutional factors in the efficiency and productivity of agriculture in India. (Short notes). Discuss the cropping patters in different agricultural regions of India.

1999: Write an essay on the role of animal husbandry and household industries in the development of rural economy in India.

2000: Critically examine the role of infrastructural and institutional factors in the recent transformation of Indian agriculture.

2001: Examine the geographical basis of agro-climatic planning regions of India.

2002: Critically evaluate the dual impacts of green revolution in India.

2003: Give an account of the success and prospects of Blue Revolution with comments on its impacts on rural economy of India.

2004: No Question

2005: Present an account of the success and constraints of White Revolution in India

2006: Discuss the problems and prospects of dry zone agriculture in India and highlight strategies schemes for its development.

2007: “The institutional factors have grip over the crop pattern and crop productivity on Indian agriculture.” Justify.

2008: Discuss the bases of identifying agro-climatic zones and explain the core strategies for agricultural development

2009: No Question

2010: Assess as to how surface water utilization affects food production and food security in the country.

2011: Discuss the potentiality and status of aquaculture in the Ganga Plain. (30 marks)

2012: Divide India into agriculture regions and critically examine the role of ecological and human factors responsible for transformation of agriculture economy in any one region.(30 marks)

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2013: Explain the method of delineating crop-association regions with reference to India. (150 words)

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2013: Discuss the potentiality and present status of horticulture in the Western and Central Himalaya. (250 words)

2013: Discuss the role of institutional factors in shaping the pattern of Indian agriculture. (150 words)

2013: Define agricultural productivity. Mention the methods of its measurement and bring out the disparities in its regional distribution. (150 words)

2013: Snags in the Food Security Policy of India.

2014: ‘In spite of various negative impacts of Green Revolution, there is a demand for New Green Revolution’. Elaborate.

2015: Explain how modernization of Indian agriculture is affected by unfavourable institutional factors with suitable examples.

2015: Distinguish between ‘agricultural productivity’ and ‘agricultural efficiency’, and bring out the disparity in regional distribution of agricultural efficiency.

2015: With the help of a map, indicate the principal areas of dryland farming in the country and account for farmers’ suicides mainly in those areas.

2015: Discuss the scope of replication of ‘White Revolution’ in India.

2015: Discuss the relevance of Von Thunen’s model on agricultural location in the contemporary context.

2016: Define agricultural intensity and bring out its regional distribution in India. (In about 150 words)

2016: “India has paid heavily for achievement of Green Revolution in the form of economic, social and ecological cost.” Discuss.

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