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Gauhati University Question Papers: Environmental Studies - I (General) (May-June’ 2013)

Gauhati University Question Papers
Environmental Studies - I (May-June’ 2013)
Full Marks: 50
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. (a) Write the meaning of the following terms:                               4
1)         BOD.
2)         Decibel (dB)
3)         Rem.
4)         Watershed.
(b) Illustrate the following terms:                         2x3=6
1)         Sustainable development.
2)         Value education.
3)         Ozone hole.
2. Answer any two of the following:                        5x2=10
a)         What are the primary air pollutants? Mention their sources and health effects.
b)         What are the broad categories of water pollutants? Mention their sources and ill effects on human health.
c)          What is thermal pollution? Discuss its causes and adverse effects.
3. Highlight the major problems related with the extraction and utilization of energy.                      10
What are the Environmental Protection Acts? Discuss their significance in the present day context.      7+3=10
4. Write notes on any two of the following:                                         5x2=10
a)         Noise Pollution.
b)         Wasteland Reclamation.
c)          A forestation programme.
d)         Social Forestry Programme.
e)         Disaster Management.


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