Urbanisation

Urban Planning – UPSC GS1

Urban planning that involves the people gives far better results than top-down efforts from the government. Substantiate with suitable examples. (200 Words) 74th constitutional amendment act envisaged devolution of power to local level of governance. But actual implementation of this amendment in letter and spirit is missing, with significant variation in devolution across the states. …

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Solid Waste Management

Facts: 62 million waste produced annually. Only 70% collected The sewage treatment capacity in cities would have to be expanded by 63 per cent. Only 28 per cent of solid waste can be treated scientifically at present. As of now wastes are transferred to landfills and untreated sewage is released into hidden waterways. Best Practices …

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Impact of Urbanisation on Children – UPSC GS1

Critically discuss the impact of urbanisation on children in India. (200 Words) Urbanisation can be defined in two ways – Rural areas becoming urban and urban becoming more urban. The term urban means better infrastructure, services, facilities and opportunities in a broad manner. Urbanisation impacts the economy, polity, society, culture of the region, state and …

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BioMethation – UPSC GS1

What do you understand by biomethanation? Examine its importance in urban waste management. (200 Words) Biomethanation is a process by which organic material in the waste is microbiologically converted under anaerobic conditions to biogas. Its importance in urban waste management can be reaped in the following ways:- The methane-rich biogas generated during organic decomposition is a …

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