Q.1)The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) had designated India as the nodal center for developing customized models to issue advance warning of floods to Asian countries. Discuss how India can enhance its capability to deal with the flash floods and can help other countries in this regard.
Why this question:
Recently, there has been a severe flood in the state of Uttarakhand.
Key Demand of the question:
Measures that should be taken by India to deal with flash floods and enhance its capability to do so as well as the role it can play in diplomacy.
Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.
Write about India being appointed as the nodal center for developing customized models to issue advance warning of floods to Asian countries by the WMO and the significance it has for India.
In the first part, categorically write how India can enhance its capability in dealing with flash floods like investing in research and development, using newer innovations, improving infrastructure, development of new models, etc.
In the next part, write the role India can play with the position it has been given by the WMO and how it would enhance India’s bilateral relations with other countries and improve India’s global image.
Conclude with a way forward.