Topic: GS-1: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
GS-3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, And Railways etc.
5. Discuss how urbanisation can boost India’s economy and improve quality of life. Explain with special reference to the current situations of the Pandemic. (250 words)
Reference: Economic Times
Why the question:
The article presents to us an insight on cranking up on India’s economic engine via a robust master plan for its urbanisation.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss in detail how urbanisation can boost India’s economy and improve quality of life in the present times.
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.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving 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:
One can start with the definition of Urbanisation.
Explain that population and economic growth has fostered urbanization in the country and the number of urban towns and cities has drastically increased. This growth is expected to continue in the years to come and India has to step up its game in order to catch up with this kind of change. Investments have to be made in order to better serve the country.
Present the current case of Pandemic and explain how it has distorted the economy of the country.
Suggest in what way urbanisation can address the problems of economy, population and the society in multiple dimensions.
Justify from your viewpoint the trends supporting urbanisation in India.
Conclude with way forward.