Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Assess the causes and consequences of deforestation in India, with a special focus on the environmental, social, and economic impacts.

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

6. Assess the causes and consequences of deforestation in India, with a special focus on the environmental, social, and economic impacts. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started investigating the tiger safari construction case in Jim Corbett National Park.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about causes, consequences, and strategies for addressing deforestation in India, considering its wide-ranging impacts.

Directive word: 

Assess – When you are asked to assess, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context for the issue of deforestation in India.

Body:

First, write about the primary drivers of deforestation in India, such as agricultural expansion, logging, urbanization, and infrastructure development. Discuss any regional or local factors contributing to deforestation.

Next, write about the environmental impacts, including loss of biodiversity, disruption of ecosystems, and climate change. Social consequences, such as displacement of indigenous communities and loss of livelihoods. Economic repercussions, such as impacts on timber industries and ecosystem services etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.