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Explain why smart cities and towns are becoming more prone to floods in India?

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. Explain why smart cities and towns are becoming more prone to floods in India? (250 words)

Reference:  Deccan Herald

Why the question:

The article explains to us, why and how off late smart cities and towns have become more prone to floods in the country.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain why smart cities and towns are becoming more prone to floods in India.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Start with fact such as – As much as 56 per cent of smart cities are prone to floods which are responsible for 77 per cent of all disasters in India.

Body:

The answer body must explain the why factor first; discuss why smart cities and towns have become prone to floods and other forms of Disasters in India.

Discuss in detail how the trajectory of development in urban India, especially after the smart cities projects, is for more concretization and infrastructure projects without raising adequate and proper concern for the hydrology and ecology of a region.

Such answers are best explained with examples; Dehradun flash floods, Dharamshala, Mumbai etc.

Suggest measures to address these concerns.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.