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A building permitted for three floors, while being extended illegally to 6 floors by a builder, collapses. As a consequence, a number of innocent labourers including women and children died. These laborers are migrants of different places. The government immediately announced cash relief to the aggrieved families and arrested the builder. Give reasons for such incidents taking place across the country. Suggest measures to prevent their occurrence.

Topic: Case study

7. A building permitted for three floors, while being extended illegally to 6 floors by a builder, collapses. As a consequence, a number of innocent labourers including women and children died. These laborers are migrants of different places. The government immediately announced cash relief to the aggrieved families and arrested the builder.

Give reasons for such incidents taking place across the country. Suggest measures to prevent their occurrence. (250 words)

Reference:  Case study

Why the question:

The question is premised on the illegality of the site construction and the effect of it on poor labourers including women and children.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to analyse and give reasons for such incidents taking place across the country. Suggest measures to prevent their occurrence.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Comment on the incident, identify the victims and hint on the core issue that caused it.

Body:

Start listing the reasons for such incidents – Greediness on the part of builders. No proper mechanism for monitoring the construction buildings which have already taken permission: whether they are constructing in according to the permission taken or not, Corruption among town planning officers , building permission granting authority, Under staffing of the department, Political interferences in giving permissions, No fear among the culprits, because conviction rate is very low in our country, Investigative system and judiciary work at lower pace in our country etc.

Suggest measures to prevent such incidences from happening.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.