Q.3 India’s cities will continue to be drivers of economic growth with significant production and consumption, but that sunrise story is threatened by unsustainable urban development in the era of climate change. In the context of this, examine the factors leading to the frequent floods in urban areas and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/storm-warnings-of-a-megacity-collapse/article38279429.ece https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/time-for-a-sponge-cities-mission-in-india/article32985979.ece In the intro, mention the flood in Chennai on December 30, 2021. In the body, elaborate on the risks posed to the urban areas by extreme weather events aggravated by climate change. Next, mention the factors responsible for the frequent floods in the cities such as Mumbai Chenna and Delhi. In … Continue reading Q.3 India’s cities will continue to be drivers of economic growth with significant production and consumption, but that sunrise story is threatened by unsustainable urban development in the era of climate change. In the context of this, examine the factors leading to the frequent floods in urban areas and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)