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GG-232 | Geography of Maharashtra (Physical) – I

S.Y.B.Sc. | Sem III | Paper II | Geography

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S.Y.B.Sc. | Sem III | GG-232
Geography of Maharashtra (Physical) – I

Geography of Maharashtra (Physical) textbook has been written as much for those who have an interest in Geography, an inquiring mind and a concern for the future of the planet upon which we live. The text has been written as concisely as seemed practical in order to minimize the time needed for reading and note – taking.
The textbook has been written according to the new syllabus in Geography prescribed by the Savitribai Phule Pune University based on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to be implemented from academic year 2020-21. The textbook addresses the needs of not only the students offering geography at the undergraduate levels but also of those appearing in competitive examinations at national or state levels especially, civil services examinations. It is also useful for the students of other universities. The book provides total coverage of each point such as Physiography, Drainage, Climate, Soil, Natural Vegetation etc. of the syllabus on which the examination paper will be set. Furthermore, the questioning pattern followed is as per the Latest Specimen Paper issued by the University.

1. Introduction to Geography of Maharashtra 
i. Location & Extent
ii. Introduction to Maharashtra – Geology, Historical & Political Background
iii. Administrative divisions of Maharashtra

2. Physiography and Drainage of Maharashtra 
i. Physical Divisions of Maharashtra
ii. Major Rivers in Maharashtra

3. Climate of Maharashtra 
i. Characteristics of Climate in Maharashtra
ii. Temperature & Rainfall distribution in Maharashtra
iii. Importance of Monsoon in Maharashtra

4. Soils and Natural Vegetation of Maharashtra 
A. Soils
i. Types & distribution of Soils in Maharashtra
ii. Soil Erosion: Meaning, Definition, Causes & Effects
iii. Methods of Soil Conservation
iv. Role of Government in Soil Conservation of Maharashtra
B. Natural Vegetation
i. Types & distribution of forest in Maharashtra
ii. Deforestaion: Definition, Meaning, Causes & Effects
iii. Methods of Forest Conservation
iv. Role of Government in Forest Conservation in Maharashtra


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