Topic: Conservation, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
5) Indian Monsoon’s increasing unpredictability calls for greater efficiency in rainwater storage and use. Do you agree? Elucidate with suitable justifications. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the urgency of focusing on storage and use of rainwater efficiently to address the water crisis facing the country.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must relate the unpredictability of the Indian monsoon and relevance of rainwater storage and use.
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 recent unpredictable nature of Indian Monsoons.
The answer must explain the issue of Indian monsoon – fewer rainy days and more extreme precipitation, explain its impact on agriculture etc.
Discuss the monsoonal vagaries and how it has impacted the Indian economy and life.
Take hints from the article and debate over and form a balanced opinion and justify with examples the urgent need to press on storage and harvest of rainwater.
Conclude with importance of conserving water.