Topic– Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
7) In a rapidly transforming mobility paradigm, India has some inherent strengths and comparative advantages. Discuss. Also discuss the strategy envisaged by India towards its future mobility.(250 words)
Why this question
Mobility is one of the fundamental key to development and India recently held a Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi. In this context it is necessary to discuss the issue vs a vis India and also the strategy envisaged in this direction
Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. We also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the strengths of India in the context of future mobility. It also wants us to write in detail about the strategy envisaged by India towards its future mobility.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few lines about mobility and its importance- e.g Mobility is a key driver of the economy. Better mobility reduces the burden of travel and transportation and can boost economic growth. It is a key element of ‘ease of living’ as well as for preserving our planet etc.
- Discuss the inherent advantages of India to implement future mobility solutions. E.g fewer vehicles per capita than other major economies. This gives us the window of opportunity to create an all-new, seamless mobility ecosystem; On the technology front, our strengths lie in information technology, big data, digital payments, and the internet-enabled shared economy; Aadhaar, and its India-stack ecosystem, has laid down a comprehensive public digital infrastructure. India can demonstrate how such digital infrastructure can be combined with new mobility business models; 175 GigaWatts of energy from renewables by 2022; a fast growing manufacturing base, especially in the automotive sector; a large, digitally literate, young population. This provides millions of educated minds, skilled hands and aspirational dreams for powering the future.
- Discuss the strategy envisaged. E.g Discuss the concept of 7 C’s –
Common, Connected, Convenient, Congestion-free, Charged, Clean and Cutting-edge. Discuss what these terms represent in the strategy.
Conclusion- Based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.