Topic: urbanization – their problems and their remedies
1) Evaluate whether air pollution is the biggest challenge to urbanization? Discuss measures to tackle the menace of air pollution in Indian cities?(250 words)
Why this question
Recently, we saw AQI of Delhi reach alarming levels. AQI levels of our cities are constantly off the roof, which is now creating various challenges for urban spaces. Clean Air is a basic necessity and has become one of the most elusive resource in our cities. Hence this question.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out why air pollution is a huge challenge for urbanization – bring out the economic impacts, societal impacts, health impacts etc. Examine the causes behind air pollution in cities and measures to address the same.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Highlight some cases of air pollution in urban areas and point towards its severity.
- Discuss impact that air pollution has in urbanization under various heads like economy, society etc
- Provide your view on whether it is one of most difficult challenge for Indian cities – take help of WEF study and others to substantiate your point.
- Analyze the causes behind air pollution and suggest measures to tackle the same
Conclusion – Highlight the importance of dealing with this issue and the way forward.