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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: ECONOMICS (Major)' (Development Economics with Indian Perspective - II) ' May 2015



2015
(May)
ECONOMICS
(Major)
(General)
Course: 601
(Development Economics with Indian Perspective - II)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.

1. Choose the correct answer/Answer the following:                      1x8=8

a)      What is perspective planning?
b)      The Five-Year Plan in which “towards faster and more inclusive growth” was targeted is
                                 i.      9th Plan.
                               ii.      10th Plan.
                              iii.      11th Plan.
                             iv.      12th Plan.
c)       To whom ‘…. Revolutionary change in agricultural productivity is an essential condition for successful take off”?
                                 i.      G. M. Meir.
                               ii.      J. M. Rauch.
                              iii.      Rostow.
                             iv.      Nurkse.
d)      Who is associated with surplus labour?
                                 i.      J. S. Mill.
                               ii.      A. C. Pigou.
                              iii.      Rostow.
                             iv.      Nurkse.
e)      The main problem faced in industrialization in India is
                                 i.      Environmental degradation.
                               ii.      Regional disparity.
                              iii.      Difference in income distribution.
                             iv.      All of the above.
f)       What is the full form of SEZ?
g)      What is the rank of India as the FDI recipient country?
h)      Mention one of the problems of agricultural transition in the hill areas of North-East India.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following (within 150 words each):                            4x4=16
a)      Objectives of Indian Economic Planning.
b)      PDS in India.
c)       Labour intensive technique.
d)      Health status in NER in India.
e)      FDI
f)       Shifting cultivation in North-East India.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. (a) Distinguish between centralized planning and decentralized planning. Discuss the major features of Twelfth Five-Year Plan of India.                      7+4=11
Or
      (b)Explain the role of community and voluntary organization in successful operation of economic planning.     11
4. (a) Give an account on the barriers to agricultural growth in India. Also suggest some measures to remove such barriers to agricultural growth in India.                    7+4=11
5. (a) Explain the command and control measures of pollution control. Do you think that command and control approach is more efficient than market-based approach in less-developed countries? Give justifications.            6+6=12
Or
      (b) Critically discuss different market-based methods of pollution control.                      12
6. (a) Critically discuss different concepts of sustainable development.                   11
Or
      (b) Explain the meaning of strong and weak sustainability. Do you think that there are conflicts between economic growth and sustainable development? Give reasons for you answer.                     6+5=11
7. (a) What are the major environmental problems of developed and developing countries? Discuss the environmental policy choices for the developing countries.                        5+6=11
Or
      (b) Give a brief account of the global environmental problems. Discuss the ways to resolve these problems.   6+5=11

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