Morphology and evolution of the Pennar river basin
G. Rambabu & M. Sambasiva Rao
The geomorphology is the study of formation of landforms on the earth surface through various geomorphic processes and agents envolved in their formation. The exogenetic and endogenetic processes are responsible for the formation of landforms. River basin is the land area in which the main river and its tributaries drain. Studies on geomorphology and evolution of Sarada river basin are carried out by PrudviRaju and Vaidhyanathan (1981). The evolution of landforms over the Nilagiri’s of southern India are described by Parthasaradi and Vaidhyanathan (1974). Verstappen (1966) has described the role of landform classification in integrated survey. Suryanarayan (1982) has mapped the landforms of the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu state and described that there is double pediplanation in the state of Tamil Nadu. Mabbutt (1966) has described the landforms of the western Mac Donnell ranges. Studies on geomorphology and evolution of major deltas of the east coast of the India are carried out by Sambasiva Rao etal (1978), Sambasiva rao and Vaidhyanathan (1979)Sambasiva Rao (1982, 2002), Kaladevi (1985) has studied the terrain characteristics, landforms and brought out the evolution of Vaigai river basin.
Pattern and differential of literacy in Western Maharashtra: A Geographical analysis
Dr. Govindrao Uttam Todkari
Literacy rate is one of the important demographic elements, which is a good measure of human progress towards modernization. Literacy has been defined as the ability to read and write with understanding. Indian literacy is characterized with sharp differences in between the rate of male and females; of rural and urban areas; and of various population subgroups. There are inter-regional variations in literacy rate among Western Maharashtra. The literacy variations are quite significant between male-female and rural-urban in this area. In this present paper, the western Maharashtra region is selected for analyzing these variations of literacy and differential of literacy. For this study, the secondary data are used which collected from socio-economic abstract of district. The collected data are analysed by using statistical and cartographic techniques. Such type of study represents real situation of literacy in Western Maharashtra which helps to planners, scientists and research scholars.
An overview of women education in India
Female literacy is considered a key factor for the rapid development of a country. An educated woman is important for decision making in relation health seeking, family planning, nutrition and economic issues etc. She not only helps in the development of human resources, but in improving the quality of life. There is a disparity in literacy between men and women in India. At present status and awareness of women that entrepreneurship opens up new fields for they and they can achieve their cherished profession which has independent and self support.