Topic: Disaster and disaster management
3. Discuss some of the key challenges faced in the India’s Disaster Response Mechanism while suggesting solutions to the same. (250 words)
Reference: VIF India
Why this question:
The article discusses in detail the key challenges faced in the India’s Disaster Response Mechanism.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the key challenges faced in the India’s Disaster Response Mechanism and suggest solutions to overcome the same.
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:
Start with what you understand by a Disaster and what is a Disaster Response Mechanism.
The question is straightforward and there isn’t much to deliberate.
Disaster is an event or series of events, which gives rise to casualties and damage or loss of properties, infrastructures, environment, essential services or means of livelihood on such a scale which is beyond the normal capacity of the affected community to cope with.
Discuss some of the key Disasters faced by India – ranging from floods, droughts etc.
Discuss what are the key challenges in handling the Disasters in India.
Discuss the existing response mechanism available in the country.
Narrate the key challenges involved.
Conclude with solutions to address them.