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Managing and facilitating the process of urbanization is essential for India’s structural transformation and hence, a comprehensive Urbanisation Policy is the need of the hour for India. Elaborate.

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

3. Managing and facilitating the process of urbanization is essential for India’s structural transformation and hence, a comprehensive Urbanisation Policy is the need of the hour for India. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

Planned Urbanisation is fundamental to India’s ambitions of becoming a five trillion-dollar economy by 2025 and a 10 trillion-dollar economy by 2030.

Key Demand of the question: 

To understand the main issues in the urban areas as well as mention the necessary steps through planning and administration to boost the quality of life in urban areas.

Directive word:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Introduction: 

Begin by giving an account on how rapidly Indian Urban spaces are growing both in terms of population density as well as growing urban spills .

Body:

First, mention the various issues plaguing urban areas such as a need for affordable housing, issues of urban slums, waste management, poor drainage etc.

Next, mention about the important factors on which policy deliberation needs to take place such as balance of urban population density with economies of scale and infrastructural facilities among others.

Next discuss the importance of mobilising funds other than public funds and also some of the essential components of urban planning to include sustainability, improved mobility etc for a well functioning urban space.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising the key components for a functional and effective urban city.