GS PAPER 4: ETHICS & INTEGRITY
Q.4) You are head of an ambitious road project and have been authorized by the government to make an 8 lane high way from the existing 4 lane. The widening of road includes acquiring small holdings of the poor people and cutting thousands of existing trees. Government justifies the project because of its utility, economic growth and overall development of the area.
There are thousands of poor people and environmentalist who are opposing the project on account of the environmental harm it will cause. Besides, the government has also been facing protests from them. Ponder over the situation and answer the following questions. (25 marks)
(a) What actions justification you have to address the concerns of those who oppose the project? (100 words)
(b) What are the ethical/moral issues involved in your decision/action, and how you would justify your decision. (100 words)
(c) What is the alternative course of action with merits and demerits which one can take so as to prevent the land acquisition and cutting of trees. (100 words)