India - Resources and their Development

1. Resources : Types - natural and human; Need for resource planning. (Chapter 1)
2. Natural Resources : land as a resource, soil types and distribution; changing land-use pattern; land degradation and conservation measures.(Chapter 1)
3. Forest and Wild life resources : types and distribution ,depletion of flora and fauna; conservation and protection of forest and wild life. (Chapter 2)
4. Water resources : sources, distribution, utilisation, multi-purpose projects, water scarcity, need for conservation and management, rainwater harvesting. (One case study to be introduced) (Chapter 3)
5. Agriculture : types of farming, major crops, cropping pattern, technological and institutional reforms; their impact; contribution of Agriculture to national economy - employment and output. (Chapter 4)

Term II
6. Mineral Resources : types of minerals, distribution, use and economic importance of minerals, conservation. (Chapter  5) 
7. Power Resources : types of power resources : conventional and non-conventional, distribution and
utilization, and conservation. (Chapter 6)
8. Manufacturing Industries : Types, spatial distribution, contribution of industries to the national
economy, industrial pollution and degradation of environment, measures to control degradation. (One
case study to be introduced) (Chapter 7)
9. Transport, communication and trade (Chapter 8)
10. Map Work (3 marks) 

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