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1) Diaspora of a place plays an important role when any disaster hits such a place. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

1) Diaspora of a place plays an important role when any disaster hits such a place. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question

The recent floods in Kerala have demonstrated well the role that the diaspora of a place can play in the event of any disaster. It is essential to understand their role and scope under such situations.

Directive word

Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.  

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to dig deep into the issue and form an opinion as to how the diaspora plays an important role in case of disasters.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few lines about India’s disaster risks and also one of the highest number of diaspora in the world.

Body-

Discuss the role that the diaspora of a place can play in case of disasters. E.g the diaspora are instrumental in rebuilding the destination economies after natural calamities and economic crises;  a conduit for doctors, nurses, engineers, educators, advisers and reconstruction planners can directly help in the situation; contribution of the diaspora towards relief and reconstruction funds; galvanizing relief and support from foreign states and MNCs; sharing human and financial resources, lobbying governments, international organisations and corporations for disaster relief and redevelopment funding, and in facilitating eased travel restrictions; By sharing and re-sharing vital information on affected regions and people, supplies, and precautionary measures (on social media platforms), they are instrumental in expanding the flow of information that would later be used by politicians, private and military rescue operations, and relief workers etc.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.