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India has made commendable progress in infrastructure development, but challenges persist. To continue this momentum, the country needs to focus on addressing funding gaps, regulatory hurdles, and sustainability concerns while ensuring equitable access to the benefits of improved infrastructure. Discuss.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

5. India has made commendable progress in infrastructure development, but challenges persist. To continue this momentum, the country needs to focus on addressing funding gaps, regulatory hurdles, and sustainability concerns while ensuring equitable access to the benefits of improved infrastructure. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live MintInsights on India

Why the question:

The article discusses India’s efforts to mitigate risks in infrastructure development. It highlights that the Indian government has taken steps to reduce the various challenges associated with infrastructure projects, such as delays, financial uncertainties, and policy changes.

Key Demand of the question: 

To write about the progress made in infrastructure, challenges and areas for improvement.

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: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, Write the about the progress made in developing infrastructure in the country and major initiatives taken for it and its achievements.

Next, write about the various limitations of the above – funding, slow paced development, environmental challenges etc.

Next, write about the steps that are needed for increased investment in infrastructure to support economic growth and improve the quality of life.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.