Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
1. How does the population distribution of India relate to the broad physical divisions of the country ? Analyse. (250 words)
Why the question:
The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.
Key Demand of the question:
Student must aim to bring out the correlation of population distribution of India with that of the physical divisions of the country.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Start with some key facts related to population trends in the country.
For such questions it is very important for one to cover the spatial aspects through the map of India.
Start by explaining the population parameters across the country with respective influences of the physiography of that region.
Correlated the two factors say, discuss the distribution of population in dry land regions of the country, coastal regions, plateau regions, plains etc.
Give suitable examples, if need be make use of population theories to justify such correlation.
However, one can conclude that the population growth has now moved beyond the factors of physiography and with the coming of technology and other infrastructural facilities population no more is just the function of physiography.