GS-I: Urbanization Their Problems and Their Remedies


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                            1. How can governments promote balanced and sustainable urbanization to address issues of inequality and development? Critically discuss with suitable examples.
                            2. Give an outline of a National Urban Policy of India to act as a solution to various urban problems.
                            3. What are the findings of the economic outlook update on the Urbanisation trends?
                            4. India is becoming increasingly urban, but simultaneously the number of the urban poor is also increasing. Discuss the problems that the urban poor face. Also, discuss the measures that can be taken to face this challenge.
                            5. Looking at all poverty from the rural perspective and applying rural solutions to urban conditions will not yield results. Discuss the statement in context of differences between urban and rural poverty in India.
                            6. The risk and impact of natural disasters has increased a manifold in recent times because of the rapid and unplanned urbanization along with high population growth. Discuss the measures needed to address the issue in India.
                            7. Highlight the benefits of urban forests and steps taken by the government to promote urban forestry in India.
                            8. What are Peri-urban areas? Highlight the problems of Peri-urban areas in India and also suggest corrective measures.
                            9. Highlight the factors behind fast-paced rural to urban migration and discuss the challenges arising out of it, mainly for the economically weaker sections. Also suggest measures to address this issue.
                            10. The overflowing rivers and heavy rains are not the only reasons behind the issue of urban flooding; the problem is magnified due to the uninformed ways in which our cities are coping with urbanization. Elaborate. Also, mention the National Disaster Management Authority guidelines on urban floods.
                            11. Examine the need of a new policy for the planning and management of cities in a sustainable manner.
                            12. The state policies and actions have proved to be inadequate to address the challenges of rapid urbanisation. Analyse.
                            13. Climate change is affecting everyone on the planet, but the most severe crisis will be faced by the coastal areas. In this context, discuss the challenges faced by coastal cities due to climate change.
                            14. How significant a contributor is the housing sector to the GHG emissions? What are various government’s initiatives to boost the green housing sector?
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