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India’s low forest cover (less than the ideal case of 1/3rd of total geographic area) and worsening wildfires warrants for ramping up of firefighting capabilities. Explain.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

5. India’s low forest cover (less than the ideal case of 1/3rd of total geographic area) and worsening wildfires warrants for ramping up of firefighting capabilities. Explain. (250 words)

Reference:  Business standard

Why the question:

The question is about the impact of worsening wildfires in India.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss mainly the need to ramp up the firefighting capabilities in order to save our forests from the wildfires.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

According to the Forest Survey of India, there is an upswing in forest fires.

Body:

Discuss first what wildfires in the forests are, what their impact are.

Increased frequency of forest blazes: Around 30,000 jungle fires were recorded across the country in 2019. Increased vulnerable area: Two-third of the country’s forests is now vulnerable to fires.

Discuss the factors responsible for the upswing in forest fires. Talk about both human and natural factors.

Explain the importance of ramping up firefighting capabilities.

Conclusion:

Suggest solutions and conclude with way forward.