Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)
2) How does India see its place in the economic space of rising natural resource rich Africa? Discuss. (250 words)
Why this question:
For a resource-strapped nation like India, an entire continent in the nascent stages of development like Africa holds out innumerable possibilities. Thus it becomes important from exam point of view for us to analyse the significance.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the effect and benefits of rising natural resources of Africa to India. Explain in what way it is important for Indian economy.
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.
Structure of the answer:
Highlight that an alliance between a nation with a billion people, with increasing demand and in need of resources, and an underdeveloped continent that is rich in natural resources would be mutually beneficially to all concerned.
Explain first the richness of natural resource of African continent.
Discuss in what way it will benefit India, as well present a brief background of the resource richness of Indian subcontinent and highlight the resource pressure.
Provide for facts to justify your answer. One can draw maps and highlight Africa-India ties to enhance the quality of the answer.
Conclude that Through diversification of trade opportunities, deepening of diplomatic ties and increased cooperation and collaboration with African nations, India seeks to establish a firm presence in Africa that can bring prosperity to both Africa and India.