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Diversity in climatic conditions has resulted into a marked diversity in natural vegetation. Elaborate upon the major types of vegetation in India and its features.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1. Diversity in climatic conditions has resulted into a marked diversity in natural vegetation. Elaborate upon the major types of vegetation in India and its features. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the reasons for diversity in vegetation of India and to mention in detail about different types of vegetation in India.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by talking about how the varied climatic conditions has given rise to wide range of natural vegetation.

Body:

Mention about the different types of vegetation present in India. Draw a simple representative map of India highlighting major vegetation in India.

Explain in detail, the types of vegetation. Account for the major climatic factors responsible for it, the major features of each vegetation and major flora – fauna found there.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.