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In the backdrop of smart cities mission, can it address the contemporary and future needs of India’s urbanization? Critically analyse.

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. In the backdrop of smart cities mission, can it address the contemporary and future needs of India’s urbanization? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on IndiaInsights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the ability of smart city missions to address urbanisation related issues in India.

Directive word:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving aims and objectives of smart city mission.

Body:

First, enumerate the major urbanisation issues which are prevalent in India and needs addressing.

Next, write about the how smart cities mission can be able to address the above-mentioned issues. Cite statistic and examples.

Ext, mention the limitations of smart cities mission in addressing the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way froward.