Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.
1. Discuss the impact of western disturbances on the Indian weather systems.(250 words)
Reference: Indian geography by Majid Hussain
Why this question:
The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the impact of western disturbances on the Indian weather systems.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain what you understand by Western disturbances – weather phenomena of the winter months brought in by the westerly flow from the Mediterranean region.
To start with, explain the western disturbances as a geographical phenomenon and its main effect on Indian weather systems. Then discuss the areas of its origin and influence and briefly explain its mechanism, it can also be illustrated in a suitable diagram. Explain the impact of western disturbances on India in various dimensions like climate, agriculture and disasters associated with it.
Western Disturbances is a complex weather phenomenon and has profound impact on climate and agriculture of India. It is also a source of a number of natural disasters that occur every year in India causing huge loss of lives and property. Thus, western disturbances need to be studied in much more detail