IAS Geography Optional Analysis Contemporary Issues Questions 1991 Onwards

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1991: Critically examine the relationship between deforestation the last four decades. (Short notes).

1992: No question.

1993: No question.

1994: Examine the nature and extent of environmental degradation in the Himalayas. (Short notes).

1994: Explain the salient features of Sardar Sarovar Project and elucidate the controversy related to its implementation. (Short notes).

1995: No question.

1996: No question.

1997: Evaluate the nature of ecological problem in India and suggest measures for measurement.

1998: No question.

1999: No question.

2000: Analyse the role of India in the geo-politics of the Indian Ocean region.

2001: Explain the geographical characteristics of the regional distribution of earthquakes in India.

2002: Explain the causes, impacts and remedial measures of earthquake disaster.

2003: Explain the causes of regional disparities in economic development of the India.

2004: Explain the causes, impacts and remedial measures of flood-hazards in Middle and Lower Ganga Plain.

2005: No question

2006: Explain the processes and patterns of regional disparities in India and suggest measures for bringing about the regional balances.

2007: Discuss environmental problems of India in the context of rapid economic development and population growth.

2008: No question

2009: What are the causes and consequences of environmental degradation in India’s industrial areas? Give specific examples.

2009: Discuss the impacts of globalization on India’s industry and agriculture sectors.

2010: Identify the regions affected by Chikangunya with the help of sketched map and bring out the regional pattern of the disease.

2010: How does formation of national park help ecological restorarion and conservation and Explain with suitable example.

2011: Analyse the causes of desertification in India. Represent the desertified areas of the country on a sketch map and suggest remedial measures to control it.

2012: Examine the origin, dimension and implications of the Sino-Indian border dispute. (30 marks)

2012: Examine the relevance of linkage of rivers in India with special reference of Ganga-Cauveri linkage canal (30 marks)

2013: Comment on the basis of creation of new States in India in 2000. (150 words)

2013: Write a note on geopolitics of the Indian Ocean realm. (250 words)

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2014: No Question

2015: Outline the Government of India’s strategies of conservation of the Western Ghats.

2015: Account for the growing frequency and intensity of floods in India, and suggest short- and long-term remedial measures indicating the chronically flood-prone areas.

2015: How does climate change affect the process of desertification of India?

2015: “Man-induced famines are becoming more common than nature-induced ones.” Comment.

2015: Discuss the relationship of watershed approach to village level planning. (In about 150 words)

2015: Evaluate the contribution of Communication and Information Technology to the development of economy and society, and examine the relevance of the recently launched 'Digital India' programme.

2015: Discuss the scope of replication of ‘White Revolution1 in India.

2015: Indian island territories are vulnerable to the sea level rise. Explain.

2015: Give a reasoned account of river water disputes related to the River Krishna.

2016: point out the ethnic disparities in the N-E India.

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