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Gauhati University Question Papers:ECONOMICS (General) (May-June’ 2016)

Gauhati University Question Papers
ECONOMICS (May-June’ 2016)
(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 are the three main sectoral sources of national income in India?
b)      Mention the two main reasons behind the reduction of cultivable land in India day by day.
c)       What are the two main reasons behind the changing cropping pattern in India in recent times?
d)      What is ‘rural indebtedness’?
e)      What is industrial localization?
f)       Mention two demographic characteristics of Assam.
g)      What is the policy of disinvestment?
h)      What are the two main sources of electric power in Assam?
i)        State two characteristics of the Assam economy.
j)        Do you think that private sector participation in road transport is necessary in India? Give two reasons.
2. Answer the following:                                               2x5=10
a)      What is Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)?
b)      What is per capital income?
c)       What are the reasons of inter-state variation of national income in India?
d)      Mention the objectives of land reform in India after Independence.
e)      Mention two reasons of disinvestment of PSU in India after economic reforms.
3. Answer any four questions of the following:                                  5x4=20
a)      What is jhuming? What are the advantages and weaknesses of jhuming?
b)      What are the causes of industrial backwardness in North-East India?
c)       How can infrastructural development give a big push to economic growth?
d)      What are the non-institutional sources of agricultural finance in India?
e)      How can economic development reduce population explosion in India?
f)       Mention the different land tenure systems prevailing in India.
4. Answer any four questions of the following:                                  10x4=40
a)      Discuss the trend and composition of national income in India before and after economic reforms.
b)      What is green revolution? Mention the reasons behind poor performance of green revolution in North-East India.
c)       Discuss the role of agriculture in economic development of India.
d)      What are the reasons behind poor industrial development in India after economic reforms?
e)      What are the main natural resources of North-East India and how can they be useful for economic development?
f)       Discuss the various demographic features of Assam. How is it related to socio-economic development of Assam?
g)      What is occupational distribution? How does it reflect the trend of economic development? Discuss.
h)      How can transport, power and communication help a country in economic development? Discuss.


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