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Deltas are incredibly diverse and ecologically as well as economically important ecosystems. Analyse the threats posed by anthropogenic activities to deltas.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

2. Deltas are incredibly diverse and ecologically as well as economically important ecosystems. Analyse the threats posed by anthropogenic activities to deltas. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question: To write about the ecological and economical importance of deltas and threats posed to human activities to it.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining the landform of Delta.

Body:

First, mention about the diversity of deltas and the reasons therefor.

Next, write about the economic significance of deltas across the word. Cite examples.

Next, write about the ecological significance of deltas with examples across the world.

Finally, mention how anthropogenic activities are negatively affecting deltas – cite facts and statistics.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting steps protect deltas.