Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact
5) The importance of Indigenous traditional knowledge can be applied to urban environments for sustainable ecosystem and future building structures. Elucidate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article brings out a recent research that has investigated the jing kieng jri or living root bridges structures and proposed to integrate them in modern architecture around the world, and potentially help make cities more environment-friendly.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain the significance that Indigenous traditional knowledge holds in ensuring sustainable ecosystem and future building structures.
Elucidate – Give 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:
In brief discuss the importance of traditional techniques, knowledge and practices.
Explain in detail with suitable examples across the country how traditional indigenous techniques can help and aid in forming a sustainable and viable ecosystem.
Take hints from the article and present the case of Meghalaya’s root bridges built by the local tribes and in what way they are an amusement of traditional knowledge and technique.
Conclude with significance of such knowledge.