11 Model Questions on GS-I: Urbanization Their Problems and Their Remedies for UPSC Mains Examinations

  1. How significant a contributor is the housing sector to the GHG emissions? What are various government’s initiatives to boost the green housing sector?
  2. 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.
  3. The state policies and actions have proved to be inadequate to address the challenges of rapid urbanisation. Analyse.
  4. Examine the need of a new policy for the planning and management of cities in a sustainable manner.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.