- GS-1: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies
- GS-3: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
Context: Parts of Bengaluru, India’s IT and startup capital, have been facing unprecedented floods in the recent days. This is not the first instance of urban flooding in India. In fact, urban flooding is becoming increasingly common in many parts of the country with this monsoon season itself seeing many such instances in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
- The fact that such instances are spreading to more cities and happening with greater frequency, suggests that something is broken in our response to such events.
- The repeated and growing problems of urban floods is a systemic problem and the root cause of this is prioritising economic gains over everything else.
Main Practice Question: Inability to upgrade drainage infrastructure has led to Urban Flooding. Critically Comment.
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