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4) Examine the developments of Waterways in India through Joint Ventures under private participation. What are the challenges faced by the authorities in this regard? Discuss.(250 words)

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4) Examine the developments of Waterways in India through Joint Ventures under private participation. What are the challenges faced by the authorities in this regard? Discuss.(250 words) 

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Why this question:

The question is direct and intends to evaluate the conditions of waterway transport and its contribution to the economy and transport sector of the country.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the nuances of developments of Waterways in India, associated challenges, prospects and way ahead.

Directive:

ExamineWhen asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief list down facts related to waterways in India, its prospects. India with a extensive network of rivers, canals, lakes has approximately 14500 km of navigable waterways.

Body:

Explain the following aspects – 

First list down the prospects of waterways in India.

Discuss the possible challenges the sector can face – geographical, political, investments etc.

Explain the significance of public-private partnership in realizing the true potential of it.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting way ahead.

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