Economic Geography (Optionals IAS Mains Geography): Questions 1 - 5 of 5

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Question number: 1

» Economic Geography » The Limits to Growth

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Explain the idea of inclusive growth. Describe the recent efforts in bringing the benefits of economics growth to the rural poor. (20 Marks)

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Inclusive Growth is the growth which also is benefited by vulnerable sections of population.

Conventional model of growth only talked about the overall growth of a country, this led to

regional inequalities, which is visible, eg. in India, the per capital income is $5000 on PPP

terms, yet there is 20 % of population below poverty in defined as 2

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Question number: 2

» Economic Geography » Patterns of World Trade

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Write a note on Forrester Meadows World2 Model.

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The refined version of world1 Model was given by Forrester Meadows. It consisted of 5 variables which was a dynamic approach

The five variables are;

  1. Population

  2. Pollution

  3. Per capita food availability

  4. Per capita industrial output

  5. Natural resources

These five variables identified policy changes required to move global system to h

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Question number: 3

» Economic Geography » Food Security

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Write a note on food security with climate change do you think this issue has been burgeoning up?

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  • As derived from FAO’s words. “Food Security can be labelled a status whereby there is availability of and access to food, of nutritional value, for all people and at all times. Maintaining food security is an issue of national importance to every state and has global mention of high weightage under socio-economic and health issues. “
  • Food Securi

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Question number: 4

» Economic Geography » Famine » Causes

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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“Man-induced famines are becoming more common than nature-induced ones. ” Comment. (Paper-1)

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  • Famine can be simply defined as a prolonged and a widespread scarcity of food. Famines lead to widespread malnutrition and diseases and finally many people die due to it.

  • Famines have been a common occurrence in human history and earlier were caused by natural causes such as flood and drought but these factors were made redundant after tech

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Question number: 5

» Economic Geography » Agricultural Inputs and Productivity

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Discuss the relevance of Von Thunen’s model on agricultural location in the contemporary context. (Paper-2)

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  • Proposed in 1826 by German farmer and economist Johann Heinrich von Thunen, helps us understand the importance of relationship and proximity of the market with the choice of crops and animals grown and reared. The model has 4 rings which develop around the central city or market. Each ring shows a different land use pattern.

  • According to th

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