Topic – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation
5) Discuss the findings of the recent World Bank report – “South Asia’s Hotspots: The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards”. Discuss adaptation strategy as well.(250 words)
Why this question
The report highlights the pressing challenge for Indian economy that is climate change. This article provides several filler points that can be used across GS papers. Hence this question.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to highlight the key findings of the report and its associated impact on India. Thereafter, we need to suggest measures on how can we adapt to this challenge to ensure that the damages are least.
Discuss – Here the findings of the report, its impact on India and ways in which we can respond to mitigate losses is to be brought out.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Give details about the report and how climate change is a pressing challenge.
Body – Highlight the contents of the report. Bring out the impact on Indian economy, on living standards, the regional nature of the impact etc. Discuss ways in which we can deal with this challenge – focussing on mitigating agricultural risk by investing in infrastructure, innovation in agriculture etc.
Conclusion – Highlight why this issue deserves our utmost attention and the way forward.