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6) “Man-induced famines have become more common than the nature-induced ones.” Comment. (250 words)

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

6) “Man-induced famines have become more common than the nature-induced ones.” Comment. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article talks about the woes of helpless farmers in the arid Saurashtra region that is facing acute water crisis leading to agrarian crisis.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss mainly the aspect that the famines, drought conditions and the recent agrarian crisis are more of a man made outcomes than due to the natural factors.

Directive:

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

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

Introduce by highlighting the alarming situation of the famines across the country.

Body:

The question is direct, one must discuss in detail the factors responsible for such famines, conditions of austerity that are an outcome of manmade factors – such as increasing population pressure, land degradation, climate change all leading to change in natural geo-hydrological cycles thus affecting the agrarian systems, natural ecosystem leading to famine conditions.

List out all possible interlinkages.

Suggest what needs to be done – at policy level, societal level and individual level to overcome and address the situation.

Conclusion –

Conclude with way forward.