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Discuss the need for preparedness measures in the face of monsoon-related disasters in North India and importance of preparedness measures to mitigate the impact of such events.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management..

6. Discuss the need for preparedness measures in the face of monsoon-related disasters in North India and importance of preparedness measures to mitigate the impact of such events. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The article highlights the need for preparedness measures in the face of monsoon-related disasters in North India.

Key Demand of the question:

To analyse the lessons learned from monsoon-induced disasters, discuss the importance of preparedness measures, and evaluate the role of various stakeholders in building resilience and ensuring effective disaster management.

Directive word:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start the answer by giving context.

Body:

First, in brief, write about the factors leading to monsoon related disasters – heavy rainfall, inadequate infrastructure, urban flooding, and landslides and its impact.

Next, write about the importance of preparedness measures to mitigate the impact of monsoon-related disasters – early warning systems, flood management strategies, urban planning, disaster response mechanisms, and community preparedness in reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a forward.