Print Friendly, PDF & Email

“Community participation and general awareness has a crucial role to play in water conservation in the country” Discuss with examples.

Topic : GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

GS-3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

3. “Community participation and general awareness has a crucial role to play in water conservation in the country” Discuss with examples. (250 words)

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article presents to us the dismal picture of water stress in the country and explains in what way Community participation and general awareness have a crucial role to play in water conservation in the country.

Key Demand of the question:

Directive:

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:

Briefly with necessary facts explain the water stress facing India.

Body:

After explaining the water issues in the country, explain the importance of water management and governance.

Discuss that water crisis calls for an integrated approach. Explain why Community participation and general awareness has a crucial role to play in water conservation in the country.

Bring out the missions and programs of the government that aims at conservation while depending hugely on community participation.  Take examples from the article and suggest solutions.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.