Geography of India Recorded Lectures for IAS Geography Optional (2021-2022) by Dr. Manishika Jain with Answer Writing

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IAS Geography of India Online Crash Course Class Schedule

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1.Physical Setting
  • Space relationship of India with neighboring countries
  • Structure and relief
  • Drainage system and watersheds Physiographic regions
  • Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns
  • Tropical cyclones and western disturbances
  • Floods and droughts
  • Climatic regions
  • Natural vegetation
  • Soil types and their distributions
Lecture 1 Video and Assignment
2.Lecture 2 Video and Assignment
3.Lecture 3 Video and Assignment
4.Resources
  • Land, surface, and ground water
  • Energy
  • Minerals
  • Biotic and marine resources
  • Forest and wild life resources and their conservation
  • Energy crisis
Lecture 4 Video and Assignment
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6.Lecture 6 Video and Assignment
7.Agriculture
  • Infrastructure: irrigation, seeds, fertilizers, power
  • Institutional factors: land holdings, land tenure and land reforms
  • Cropping pattern, agricultural productivity, agricultural intensity, crop combination, land capability
  • Agro and social-forestry
  • Green revolution and its socio- economic and ecological implications
  • Significance of dry farming
  • Livestock resources and white revolution
  • Aqua – culture
  • Sericulture, apiculture, and poultry
  • Agricultural regionalization
  • Agro-climatic zones

Agro-ecological regions.

Lecture 7 Video and Assignment
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10.Lecture 10 Video and Assignment
11.Industry: Evolution of Industries
  • Locational factors of cotton, jute, textile, iron and steel, aluminum, fertilizer, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical, automobile, cottage, and agro-based industries
  • Industrial houses and complexes including public sector undertakings
  • Industrial regionalization
  • New industrial policies
  • Multinationals and liberalization
  • Special Economic Zones

Tourism including eco-tourism

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13.Lecture 13 Video and Assignment
14.Transport, Communication and Trade
  • Road, railway, waterway, airway and pipeline networks and their complementary roles in regional development
  • Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade
  • Trade balance
  • Trade Policy
  • Export processing zones
  • Developments in communication and information technology and their impacts on economy and society
  • Indian space programme
Lecture 14 Video and Assignment
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17.Cultural Setting
  • Historical Perspective of Indian Society: Racial, linguistic, and ethnic diversities
  • Religious minorities

Major tribes, tribal areas, and their problems

  • Cultural regions
  • Growth, distribution, and density of population
  • Demographic attributes: sex-ratio, age structure, literacy rate, work-force, dependency ratio, longevity
  • Migration (inter-regional, intra- regional and international) and associated problems
  • Population problems and policies
  • Health indicators
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19.Settlements
  • Types, patterns, and morphology of rural settlements
  • Urban developments
  • Morphology of Indian cities
  • Functional classification of Indian cities Conurbations and metropolitan regions
  • Urban sprawl
  • Slums and associated problems
  • Town planning
  • Problems of urbanization and remedies
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21.Regional Development and Planning
  • Experience of regional planning in India
  • Five Year PlansIntegrated rural development programmes
  • Panchayati Raj and decentralized planning
  • Command area development Watershed management
  • Planning for backward area, desert, drought prone, hill, tribal area development
  • Multi-level planning
  • Regional planning and development of island territories
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23.Political Aspects
  • Geographical basis of Indian federalism
  • State reorganization
  • Emergence of new states
  • Regional consciousness and interstate issues
  • International boundary of India and related issues
  • Cross border terrorism
  • India՚s role in world affairs
  • Geopolitics of South Asia and Indian Ocean realm
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25.Contemporary Issues
  • Ecological issues
  • Environmental hazards: landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and droughts, epidemics
  • Issues relating to environmental pollution
  • Changes in patterns of land use
  • Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental management
  • Population explosion and food security
  • Environmental degradation
  • Deforestation, desertification, and soil erosion
  • Problems of agrarian and industrial unrest
  • Regional disparities in economic development
  • Concept of sustainable growth and development
  • Environmental awareness; Linkage of rivers
  • Globalization and Indian economy
Lecture 25 Video and Assignment
26.2020 Updates Lectures Based on Contemporary Developments (Common Lecture for Physical, Human & India Geography Course)
  • Agriculture – Innovation, Farm Reforms, Stubble Burning Solutions, Global Studies, Super Absorbent Polymers
  • Climate Change: Vanuatu – coconut fuel, Whale, Arctic Permafrost, Mock Meat (Food and Carbon footprints) , Nauru
  • Geography of Pandemics, Disease Ecology, Health and Medical Tourism in India, Biomedical Waste Management
  • Fastest growing Food Industry: Seaweeds
  • Biomimicry, Beaver Dam, HEP Solutions, Natel՚s Turbine: Environment
  • Flooding: Bangladesh case study
  • Renewable Sources of Energy: Lithium Batteries, Ethanol, Green Hydrogen (Neom, Saudi Arabia)
  • Reverse Migration, Lone Eagle Cities (Work from Home)
  • Climate Refugees: Environmental Migration
  • Geography of Ladakh: Leh (Nyoma, Durbok, Khalsi, Karoo, Likir, Nubra) , Kargil (Dras, Zanskar, Chiktan, Sankoo)
Lecture 2020 Updates Video and Assignment

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