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UPSC Prelims 2019 Quick revision notes : Economic Geography

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Sub-field of Geography, is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities across the globe. An IAS aspirant should have this knowledge before and after exam, here in this booklet you will get all the important aspects of Economic Geography.

The material consist of following Chapters :
  1. Economic Development
  • Introduction
  • Measurement of Economic Development
  • Economic Measures of Development
  • Social Measures of Development
  • Other Measures of economic Development
  • Newer Approaches lo the Measurement of Economic Progress
  • Relative Characteristics of Development
  1. Water Resources
  • Introduction
  • World Water Resources
  • Surface Water
  • Under river Flow
  • Ground water
  • Frozen Water
  • Extent of Water Resources
  • Utilisation and Related Problems
  • India’s Water Resources
  • The Ganga-Cauvery Proposed Link Canal
  • National Water Grid
  • Ground Water Resource
  • Inter-state River Water Disputes in India
  • National Water Policy ()
  • Jal Kranti Abhiyan
  • Multipurpose River-Valley Projects in India
  1. FOREST RESOURCES
  • Introduction and Significance
  • Economic Significance of Forests
  • Ecological Significance
  • Cultural Significance
  • Extent of Forest Cover
  • Underlying Causes of Deforestation
  • Conservation or Forests
  • Forest Conservation Strategies
  • Afforestation
  • Types of Forestry Practices
  • Forest Resources in India
  • Forest Policies of India
  1. BIOTIC RESOURCES
  • Introduction
  • Extent of Biodiversity
  • Distribution of Biotic Resources
  • Megadiversity and Megadiversity Centres
  • Loss of Biodiversity
  • Significance of Biodiversity
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • Global Biodiversity Forum (GBF)
  • Protected Area Network
  • Legislation and International Agreements
  • Biotic Resources of India
  • Livestock
  • Livestock PRODUCTS
  • Operation Flood
  1. MINERAL RESOURCES
  • Introduction
  • Economic Geology & Formation
  • Ores
  • Origin of Mineral Deposits
  • Extraction of Minerals
  • Mineralised Regions
  • Industrial Metallic Mineral: Iron ore
  • Other Ferro-metallic Minerals
  • Non-metallic Minerals
  • Precious Metallic Minerals: Gold (Au) Silver (Ag)
  • Mineral Resources: India
  • Types of Minerals
  1. METALLIC MINERALS
  • Reserves
  • Important Producers
  • Manganese
  • Production and Distribution
  • Chromite
  • Copper
  • Production and Distribution
  • Nickel
  • Lead and Zinc
  • Bauxite
  • Production and Distribution
  • Gold
  • Production and Distribution
  • Alluvial Gold
  • Silver
  • Non-metallic Minerals
  • Mica
  • Limestone
  • Dolomite
  • Asbestos
  • Magnesite
  • Gypsum
  • Diamonds
  • Atomic Minerals
  • Energy Resources
  • Introduction
  • Types of Energy Resources
  • Commercial Energy Sources
  • Solid Fuels
  • Liquid Fuels
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Electricity
  • Non-commercial Energy Sources
  • Distribution of Petroleum
  • Coal
  • Distribution of Coal
  • Energy Resources: India
  • Conventional Sources of Energy
  • Distribution of Coal in India
  • Petroleum & Mineral Oil
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Pipelines
  • Natural Gas
  • Electricity
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Thermal Electricity
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Non-Conventional Energy Sources
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  1. MARINE RESOURCES
  • Maritime zones
  • Types of Marine Resources
  • Resources: Extent, Distribution and Utilisation
  • Marine Mineral Resource
  • Surface Deposits
  • Osmotic Pressure
  • Marine Energy Resources
  • Current Energy
  • Wave Energy
  • Marine Food Resources
  • Marine Resource of India
  • Fish Production in India
  • Fresh Water or Inland Fisheries
  • Types of Aquaculture
  • Marine Fishing Policy
  • Aquaculture
  • Types of Aquaculture
  • Benthos Resources
  • Problems associated with Marine Resources
  • Chief routes of entry of marine pollutants
  1. World Agriculture
  • Important Facts about World Agriculture
  • World Agriculture Types
  • Classification of World Agriculture
  • Nomadic Herding
  • Shifting cultivation/Simple Subsistence Farming
  • Shifting Cultivation in India
  • Rudimentary Sedentary Tillage
  • Intensive Subsistence Tillage dominated by wet paddy
  • Intensive Subsistence Tillage (Without paddy dominance)
  • Subsistence Crop and Livestock Farming
  • Mediterranean Agriculture
  • Mediterranean and Monsoon Agriculture
  • Livestock Ranching
  • Livestock Ranching and Nomadic Herding
  • Extensive Commercial Grain Farming
  • Commercial Livestock and Crop Forming (Mixed Farming)
  • Commercial Dairy Farming
  • Specialized Horticulture and Floriculture (Flower Culture)
  • Plantation Agriculture
  • B: India: Land Resources & Agriculture
  • Important Facts about Indian Agriculture
  • Land Utilization
  • Land-use Changes in India
  • Salient Features of Indian Agriculture
  • Cropping Pattern
  • Major Crops Producing States of India
  • Determinants of Agriculture
  • Land Reforms
  • Agricultural Productivity
  • Agricultural Intensity or Intensity of Cropping
  • Agro-Climatic Regions
  • Dry Farming
  • Problems of Indian Agriculture
  • Agriculture Schemes
  1. Industrial Region of the World
  • North American Region
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Asian Regions
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  1. Trade Pattern
  • World Trade Pattern
  • Asia and Pacific
  • Safta
  • Major Trading Blocks
  • Foreign Trade: India
  • Trends in India’s Foreign Trade
  • Foreign Trade
  • Composition of Export-Trade of India
  • Composition of Import-Trade of India
  • Direction of India’s Foreign Trade
  1. TRANSPORT
  • Importance and Development of Transport
  • Transport Costs and Economic Distance
  • Transport Patterns in the World
  • Inland Waterways
  • Main Regions of Inland Waterways
  • Railways
  • Distribution of Railroads in the World
  • Air Transport
  • Pipeline Transport
  • India: Transport
  • Railways
  • Rail Traffic
  • Roadways
  • Air Transport
  • Water Transport

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