MPPCS Mains Paper I B (Geography) and MPPCS Mains Paper I C (Disaster Management)
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- 2.1 Salient features of physical geography of India and the world,
- 2.2 Distribution of key natural resources, Agro-climatic zones in India and M.P and Industries in India and M.P.
- 2.3 Demography of India and M.P., Tribes of Madhya Pradesh with particular reference to vulnerable tribes.
- 2.4 Agro ecology and its relevance to man, sustainable management and conservation. Major crops of the state, holdings and cropping patterns, physical and social environment of crop distribution and production. Issues and challenges related with quality and supply of seed, manure, farming practices, horticulture, poultry,fisheries , dairy and animal husbandry etc. agriculture produce, transport, storage and marketing in the state
Soil: Physical, chemical and biological properties, Soil process and factors of soil formation, mineral and organic constituents of soil and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Essential plant nutrients and other beneficial elements in soils and plants. Problem soils and their reclamation and Soil conservation planning on watershed basis, Problems of soil erosion and Soil degradation in Madhya Pradesh. .
- 2.5 Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India.
- 3.2 Water usage and efficient irrigation systems.
- 3.3 Drinking Water: supply, factors of impurity of water and quality management.
Disaster and its management
- 4.1 Man-made and Natural disasters: Concept and scope of disaster management, specific hazards and mitigation. 4.2 Community planning: Resource Mapping, Relief & Rehabilitation, preventive and administrative measures, Safe construction, Alternative communication and survival skills.
- 4.3 Case studies - Chernobyl Atomic Plant Tragedy 1986, Bhopal Gas Tragedy 1984, Kutch Earthquake 2001 , Indian Tsunami 2004 Fukushima Daiichi Japan Nuclear Disaster 2011, Uttrakhand Flash Flood 2013, Ujjain Tragedy 1994, Allahabad Kumbh Stampede 2013, J & K Flood 2014 etc.