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Code: 07A4EC01

SS
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

B.Tech II Year II Semester (R09) Supplementary Examinations January/February 2014

Time: 3 hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1 (a) (b)

Max Marks: 70

Give scope and importance of environmental studies. Write about any three well known organizations that deal with environmental protection and conservation. Write about renewable resources. What is food security? Discuss the measures being taken by the Indian government for the food security of its population. Give the structure and functions of an ecosystem. What is an aquatic ecosystem? Discuss the forest types in India. Discuss India as a mega-diversity nation. Write about the threats to biodiversity. Give the causes, effects, and control measures of soil pollution. Write about the environmental problems and health risks caused by hazardous wastes. Write about water (prevention and conctrol of pollution) act. What is rain water harvesting? Discuss about urban rain water harvesting. Define enviromental health and health impact assessment. Write about the infectious disease tuberculosis (TB). Discuss risks due to chemicals in food. Prepare a proforma for fieldwork on documenting environmental assests of grasslands ecosystem. Write the general guidelines for study of birds. *****

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