Gauhati University Question Papers:ECONOMICS (General) (May-June’ 2017)

Gauhati University Question Papers
ECONOMICS (May-June’ 2017)
(Indian Economy with Issues of North-East)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following as questions:                                    1x10=10

a)      What is net national product?
b)      Write the full form of CSO.
c)       Write the names of two commercial crops of Assam.
d)      How is economic welfare related to distribution of income?
e)      What is Jhum cultivation?
f)       What is the literacy rate of Assam as per 2011 Census?
g)      Give one argument in favour of disinvestment in public sector industries in India.
h)      Name one non-renewable source of power in Assam.
i)        What is deforestation?
j)        What is infant mortality rate?
2. Answer the following questions:                                          2x5=10
a)      Mention two difficulties in the estimation of national income in India.
b)      What is Green Revolution?
c)       Mention two problems of rural electrification in India.
d)      What is occupational distribution?
e)      Write two problems of water transport in India.
3. Answer any four questions of the following:                                  5x4=20
a)      Write about different sources of industrial finance in India.
b)      Do you think that private sector participation in road transport is necessary in India? Give reasons.
c)       Mention the main problems of agriculture in India with special reference to North-Eastern States.
d)      Write a short note on density of population in Assam.
e)      What are the main features of Forest Policy of Assam, 1988?
f)       Discuss about the impact of recent demonetization policy on the economy of North-East India.
4. Answer any four questions of the following:                                  10x4=40
a)      Explain the main characteristics of national income in India.
b)      Discuss the role of human resources in economic development of a nation.
c)       Explain the main objectives of land reform measures introduced in India.
d)      What is tertiary sector? Explain the importance of tertiary sector in India economy.
e)      Discuss the role of small-scale and cottage industries in economic development of Assam.
f)       Mention the basic characteristics of economy of North-East India.
g)      What are the problems of road transport in India? Suggest the measures for the improvement of road transport system in India.
h)      What are the main natural resources of Assam and how can they be useful for economic development of Assam?


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