Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Economics General (May' 2014)

2014
(May)
ECONOMICS
(General)
Course: 401
(Issues of Indian Economy)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer the following questions: 1x8=8
  1. What is the literacy rate of India according to the Population Census, 2011?
  2. What is the density of population of Assam according to the Population Census, 2011?
  3. Write one major objective of Twelfth Plan.
  4. Mention one problem of shifting cultivation.
  5. Write the full form of RUSA.
  6. Suggest one measure for eradicating disguised unemployment.
  7. Where the first public sector oil refinery in India was set up?
  8. Mention one advantage of small-scale industry and cottage industry.
2. Write short notes on any four (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Absolute and relative poverty.
  2. Problems of agricultural marketing.
  3. Disinvestment in public sector undertakings in India.
  4. Economic reforms.
  5. Ecological imbalance in India.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. (a) Describe the natural resources of India. Point out the reasons for improper utilization of the natural resources. 7+5=12
Or
(b) Write a critical note on the schemes adopted by the Government for poverty alleviation in India. 12
4. (a) Discuss the importance of land reform measures in the development of rural economy of India. What are the main obstacles of land reforms? 8+3=11
Or
(b) Discuss the problems of agricultural labourers in our country. Put forward your suggestions to solve the problems of agricultural labourers. 6+5=11
5. (a) Discuss the main problems of transport system in India. Give your suggestions to solve the problems.    6+5=11
Or
(b) Discuss the problems and prospects of small-scale industries of Assam. 6+5=11
6. (a) Describe the causes and consequences of slow pace of industrial development in Assam. 6+5=11
Or
(b) Describe the present status of border trade in North-East India. Discuss the importance of border trade in economic development. 6+5=11
7. (a) What is meant by economic planning? Explain the main objectives of economic planning in India.    4+7=11
Or
(b) What is regional disparity? Mention the causes of regional disparity. Give suggestions for its removal. 2+5+4=11