3) The recent reports have suggested that the country’s cities are among the world’s most insufferable in terms of Air pollution. Examine the statement and  Discuss measures to tackle the peril of air pollution in Indian cities.(250 words)

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Topic: urbanization – their problems and their remedies.

3) The recent reports have suggested that the country’s cities are among the world’s most insufferable in terms of Air pollution. Examine the statement and  Discuss measures to tackle the peril of air pollution in Indian cities.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article provides highlights of the study made by Switzerland-based IQAir AirVisual and the environmental champion Greenpeace calling for a red-alert response. According to the findings, India is home to seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, going by air-quality numbers recorded last year.

Key demand of the question:

The question expects us to bring out why air pollution is a huge challenge for the cities of our country, making them amongst the world’s most insufferable cities.one is expected to bring out the economic impacts, societal impacts, health impacts etc. Examine the causes behind air pollution in cities and measures to address the same.

Directive word:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with the air pollution conditions in our cities and point in the direction of its severity.

Body:

Discuss the following :

  • Present some facts from the report, discuss the causes of the present condition.
  • Impact of the air pollution in Indian cities under various heads like Health, economy, society etc.
  • Provide for a detailed analysis of why have the problems turned into a menace and then move onto suggest measures to tackle the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the importance of dealing with the issue and the way forward.