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90 Days Geography Answer Writing Practice Question 3 for 21-Dec-2018

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21-Dec-2018 - Question 3

MAP QUESTION Mark the following locations on an outline map of India. Write in your Answer Booklet, the significance of these locations, whether physical/ commercial/economic/geological/environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry:

1. Barmer
2. Kishenganga
3. Nathu La
4. Mount Saramati
5. Mangalajodi
6. Kutku Dam
7. Palakkad
8. Havelock Island
9. Lonar Lake
10. Hogenakkal Falls

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1 Barmer - Barmer is a city located in Western Rajasthan. Culturally, it is an important tourist destination and is famous for Mallinath cattle festival. Economically, this region has a huge oil block which is today being used to produce and supply crude oil.

2 Kishenganga - It is a tributary of the Jhelum  river that originates near Sonamarg. It merges with the Jhelum near Muzaffarabad in Pakistan. The Kishenganga Hydroelectric project has been a cause of dispute between India and Pakistan.

3 Nathu la - It is a mountain pass situated at an altitude of 4310m on the Indo-China Border in Sikkim connecting it to Tibet and is an important land trade route between India and China. It forms a part of the offshoot of the ancient Silk Route.

4 Mount Saramati - It is a peak in the Naga Hills of the Purvachal Range. At 3,840 metres it is the highest peak in Nagaland.

5 Mangalajodi - It is a village located on the northern edge of the Chilka Lake in Odisha. It is famous for its ecotourism. Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust in Odisha has won United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Award for Innovation in Tourism Enterprise.

6 Kutku Dam - It is a dam on the North Koel River in Jharkhand. It is part of the North Koel Reservoir Project. It is expected to provide irrigation to areas in Jharkhand and neighbouring Bihar. The creation of the dam reservoir is expected to flood part of the core area of the Palamu Tiger Reserve.

7 Palakkad - It is a city in Kerala located on the Palakkad gap or Palghat Gap. This is a gap in the hills of the Western Ghats in southern India between Nilgiri and Anamalai Hills. The destination is famous for tourism.

8 Havelock Island - It is located in the Ritchie’s Archipelago in the Andaman Islands. It is famous for scuba diving and coral reefs. Radhanagar beach is located on this island.

9 Lonar Lake - It is a lake created in the impact crater of a meteorite during the Pleistocene period in the state of Maharashtra. It is a saline and alkaline lake.


10 Hogenakkal Falls - It is a waterfall on the Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu. It is called the ‘Niagara Falls of India’ due to its width. It is the location for the Hogenakkal Integrated Drinking Water Project of the Government of Tamil Nadu to provide safe drinking water to the districts of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri.

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