Topic: Disaster and disaster management.
5) In the backdrop of recent floods that deluged most parts of the country, don’t you think the water footprint needs to be reinstated, and the relationship with water resources rebuilt to face a future of changing weather patterns? Elucidate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article captures the policy level lacunae and the lack of proper planning with respect to existing water resources that has led to the current conditions of floods in the country.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss and detail upon need of conscious efforts in terms of planning and effective ways to rebuild the relationship with the water resources.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Describe the current flood situation being witnessed across the country.
The answer must discuss in detail the issue – causes of the flood situation; Large-scale urbanization, Dilution of laws, lack of planning etc.
Then discuss what should be done essentially to overcome the problem, take clues from the article and detail on the aspects that need focus.
Conclude with way ahead.