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Department of Chemistry Environmental Science And Engineering July 2013 PTA (Part B) UNIT-1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

14. Explain in detail the protective and productive benefits of a forest. What are the causes and effects of over exploitation of forest? Discuss the major causes, effects and control measures of deforestation? What are the causes, effects and control measures of water? Discuss in detail the problem aroused due to over utilization of ground water. What are the causes, effects and control measures of flood? What are the causes, effects and control measures of drought? Enumerate the various benefits and problems of constructing dams. Discuss in detail the impacts of modern agriculture. Explain briefly the various methods of harvesting solar energy. Write short notes of (i) wind energy (ii) ocean energy (iii) bio mass energy. What are the causes, effects and control measures of desertification? Explain the role of an individual in conservation of natural resources Explain equitable use of resources for sustainable life style.

UNIT-2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Describe the structure of an ecosystem. Explain the energy flow in an ecosystem. Discuss in detail about ecological succession. Explain the different types of ecological pyramids. Describe the types, characteristics and structure of (i) forest (ii) desert, (iii) lake (iv) marine ecosystem. Explain the food chain and food web and its significance. Explain the role of producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem. Describe the biotic component of an ecosystem.

UNIT-3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Explain the classification of biodiversity. India is a mega bio-diversity nation. Justify. Explain the threats faced by biodiversity. Substantiate the value of biodiversity with suitable illustrations and statistical evidences. Explain in-situ and ex-situ conservation of biodiversity. Explain the variation of population based on age structure among different nations. Write a short note on family planning programme. Explain the characteristics of population growth Write the environmental and social impact of growing population. Write the methods of family planning

UNIT-4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. UNIT-5 1. 2. 3. 4. Explain the significances of sustainable development. Discuss in detail about the water conservation methods. Explain resettlement and rehabilitation of people in detail. Write notes on (i) global warming (ii) acid rain (iii) ozone layer depletion (iv) nuclear holocaust (v) waste land reclamation (vi) consumerism and waste products. Explain the important features of (i) forest act 1980, (ii) water act 1974 Bring out the activities of NGOs on environmental protection. Briefly account on human rights. Explain the causes, effects of various air pollutants in air. Describe the methods to control air pollution. Explain the types, sources and effects of water pollution. Explain sewage water treatment in detail. Explain the causes, effects and control measures of (i) soil (ii) marine (iii) thermal pollution. Enumerate the factors affecting coral reefs and the benefits of them. Explain the different types of radioactive wastes and the disposal. Explain the methods of disposal of solid waste. Explain the causes, effects and management of (i) floods (ii) landslides. Describe the sources, effects and control of noise pollution.

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Write a short note on (i) value education (ii) women welfare (ii) child welfare. Explain the role of information technology in environment and human health. *************