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Attempt all questions from Section A and any four questions from Section B. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].




(Attempt all questions from this Section)


Question 1.

(a) State any two objectives of biosphere reserves.  [2]

(b) Mention two initiatives that can be taken to reduce damage to the TaJ Mahal. [2]

(c) Expand CNG. State any one disadvantage of using this fuel. [2]

(d) State two reasons for the development of mutual cooperation between developed  and developing countries. [2]

(e) What is fiyash ? [2]

Question 2.

(a) Mention any two man-made factors that lead to the loss of biodiversity.  [2]

(b) List two environmental risks of using High Yielding Varieties (HYV) of seeds in agriculture.[2]

(c)   Mention any two causes of land degradation.[2]

(d)   State any two advantages of conservation tillage.[2]

(e)   Mention any two ways by which Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) can help conserve the environment.[2]

Question 3.

(a)   Mention any two effects of imposing penalties on industries. [2]

(b)   Give any two advantages of developing community forestry.[2]

(c)   Define rare species and endangered species. [2]

(d)   What is vermiculture? State any one advantage of vermiculture [2]

e) What is a four stroke engine? Mention any one advantage of four stroke engines.  [2]

Question 4.

(a) What are bioferUlizers? Given any one example.   [2]

(b) Mention any two measures that can be taken to prevent disasters like the Bhopal  Gas Tragedy. [2]

(c)   What is food aid? [2]

(d)   With the help of an example, explain the term non biodegradable waste. [2]

(e)   What is integrated pest management? [2]


 (Answer any FOUR questions from this Section)

Question 5.

 (a) Explain any five consequences of uncontrolled population growth on the   environment.  [5]

(b) Describe any five strategies that make agriculture sustainable.  [5]

Question 6.

(a) Describe anyfive ways by which trade and aid can reduce inequalities between  nations.  [5]

(b) Write briefly on the impact of particulates on the environment. [5]

Question 7.

(a) The development of India is in the development of its villages. Describe anyfive  ways of developing rural areas.        [5]

(b) Describe any five ways of reducing air pollution from domestic sources. [5]

Question 8.

(a) Discuss any five ways of combating deforestation. [5]

(b) Describe anyfive conservation strategies for saving the biodiversity. [5]

Question 9.

(a) Explain anyfive reasons for conserving energy.  [5]

(b) What is ex s/tu conservation? Discuss any four advantages of ex s/tu conservation. [5]

Question 10.

(a) Some co~ritries have excess food while some face a scarcity. Explain any two causes of such food imbalance. Discuss any three measures that can be taken to remove such imbalance. [5]

(b) Discuss any five ways by which Multinational Companies (MNCs) cause environmental degradation in developing countries. [5]

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