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Discuss the expanses of Savanna grassland spread across the world. And analyse the impact of colonial forestry on Indian grasslands.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

2. Discuss the expanses of Savanna grassland spread across the world. And analyse the impact of colonial forestry on Indian grasslands. (250 words)

Reference:  Down to Earth

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I , part geography.

Key Demand of the question:

The article explains the long shadow of colonial forestry that is a threat to savannas and grasslands. One must substantiate this with required analysis.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Savanna and grassland store up to a third of the world’s carbon in its soils. They keep streams flowing, recharge groundwater, and provide grazing for livestock and wildlife.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Discuss the expanses of Savanna grassland spread across the world. Grasslands can store carbon reliably under increasingly hot and dry climates. The same conditions make forests vulnerable to die-back and wildfires. Restoring grasslands is also relatively cheap and has the highest benefit-to-cost ratio of all the world’s biomes.

Use a world map showing Savanna regions to substantiate and support your answer better.

Analyse the impact of colonial forestry on Indian grasslands

Conclusion:

Conclude with their importance.