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5) “Assertion of environmental citizenship by the people of India is the need of the hour”. Analyse the statement with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

5) “Assertion of environmental citizenship by the people of India is the need of the hour”. Analyse the statement with suitable examples.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses in detail the Hindu Vedic principle of Rta dharma – Sanskrit for “truth” or “order”. It highlights the religious thoughts of other indigenous communities in India and provides guidelines to counter the irresponsible decisions made in the name of development by governments and private stakeholders benefiting from environmental clearances.

Key demand of the question:

One has to analyse in depth the need of some kind of environmental citizenship by the people to conserve and save our environment for longer and sustainable future.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin with importance of environmental citizenship – what is it and why is it necessary.

Body:

Explain the following aspects in the answer:

Explain why assertion of environmental citizenship by the people of India is the need of the hour?

What are the means and ways people can assert their environmental citizenship? – here one can quote example, as suggested in the article one can talk about the religious beliefs of various communities, tribal communities etc.

Discuss how role of citizens is as important as role played by government, other organizations and NGOs etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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