IAS Mains Geog Paper 1 2015 Section B

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IAS Geography 2015 Paper Paper1 – Section B

5(a) “The welfare face of geography makes it an inter-disciplinary subject.” Elaborate.

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5(b) “Energy mix is a step towards sustainability.” Discuss.

Non-renewable Resources + Renewable Resources

5(c) Discuss Nelson's method of functional classification of towns.

  • Quantitative Analysis

  • Focused only on 9 activity groups – Mainly Industrial

  • Specialization of city – by Standard Deviation

  • City not under 1 SD is diversified D

  • 9 Groups: Manufacturing, retail trade, professional service, transportation and communication, personal service, public administration, wholesale trade, financial insurance and real estate, mining

5(d) “Marx’s view on population is more humanistic.” Comment.

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5(e) “Development planning has a component of environmental cost.” Discuss.

  • Conduct Cost Benefit Analysis

  • Creation of Dam – Seismic Hazards,

  • Canal Construction – Indira Gandhi Canal (Salinization, Water Logging)

  • Mining Activities

  • Carbon trading

6(a) “Regional synthesis is the crux of geographical studies.” Elaborate.

  • Spatial arrangements and distributions, to spatial integration, to spatial interactions and organization and to spatial processes

  • Ideas given by Berry – Matrix arrangements

    Crux of geographical studies

    Crux of Geographical Studies

    Crux of geographical studies

6(b) “Man-induced famines are becoming more common than nature-induced ones.” Comment.

  • Ideas by Amartya Sen – Welfare Approach

  • Deforestation

  • Imbalance of population and food supply

  • Distribution of food resources

  • Poverty

  • Great Famine in Ireland (1845): Food was shipped from Ireland to England as only English could pay higher prices.

  • Ukrainian famine or Holodomor (1930s): Food was shipped by Stalin to Belgium, France and Germany while starving the population of Ukraine.

  • Somalia: Due to civil disorder as food distribution systems break down.

6(c) critically examines the theories on population migration.

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7(a) Discuss the relevance of Von Thunen’s model on agricultural location in the contemporary context.

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7(b) “Cultural regions are the most suited units to study the diversity of an area.” Comment.

India is a land of Diversity and Museum of Languages

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Focus on other regions like agricultural regions (don’t capture diversity)

7(c) Discuss the approaches to the study of behavioural geography.

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8(a) “There is a rejuvenation of environmentalism as a paradigm in geographical studies.” Comment.

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8(b) “Geographical traits lead to regional imbalances.” Examine.

  • Arid areas

  • Areas prone to Earthquakes

  • Areas prone to Landslides

  • Flood prone areas

  • Dense forests

  • Ideal theories – Isotropic Surface

8(c) ‘"Vital statistics are necessary ingredients for development planning.” Elaborate.

  • Vital statistics are statistics on live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces

  • Attain full employment, price stability, and economic growth, equilibrium in the balance of payment, equitable distribution of income, educational development, social security, political stability

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