Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
5) Discuss the critical role that development of the Blue Economy can play in nation building. Explain the prospects with possible challenges in implementation of the same.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article talks about the mention of blue economy in the recent budget that was passed by the parliament.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must bring out the significance, prospects and potential the blue economy holds for India.
Discuss – This 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.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief intro on what you understand by blue economy.
Discussion should include the following:
The concept was introduced by Gunter Pauli in his 2010 book- “The Blue Economy: 10 years, 100 innovations, 100 million jobs”.
It is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health.
It advocates the greening of ocean development strategies for higher productivity and conservation of ocean’s health.
List down the possible merits of blue economy.
What are the policies and programmes that are required to be undertaken to make the blue economy contribute to the GDP (take hints from the article.)
Conclude with way forward.