Topic: Disaster and disaster management.
6) The India Meteorological Department’s has forecast above-normal maximum and minimum temperatures across the country during the pre-monsoon March-May period. How does this affect public health? How should states prepare to deal with maximum heat and cold situations? (250 Words)
Why this question?
This issue is in news and definitely going to be major issue in coming days.
Key demand of the question:
There should be two parts – Impact of raising or lowering temperatures of public health and how states should prepare. Give equal weightage to both.
No directive word is given. This means you should examine and explain in this case. Depending on the nature of question you may choose to either comment or analyse if directive is not mentioned.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write about climate change and impact on temperature. Also write a line of health impact and need for states to be proactive and innovative in combating extreme heat and cold.
In the body, there should be TWO mains parts. One for Impact of raising or lowering temperatures of public health; Second for how states should prepare. Divide each part into sub-parts and give good examples (such as data/regions/reports etc)
In the conclusion, write how this can be just a beginning and why states must prepare for worst in future thanks to climate change.
Tip: Highlight definitions and examples. make sure evaluators notice them.