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Geographic Impact Impact from Geographic perspectives


Geography as we know deals with almost every aspects around its. It is therefore inevitable that the current pandemic of Covid-19 will have a long lasting geographic impact.

These impacts can easily overlap with each other in a complicated cause and effect relation, however defined categories can be created Economic/ Demographic/Environmental we will talk about environment/ Demographic aspects.

Environmental -  Possibly the only major positive outcome of Covid-19 is felt a environment. New lesson is learnt by humanity

Nature can nature itself with strong resel`ime.

Slashed GHGs

Improved air quality

Improved water quality in both lakes and river (PCB refering Ganga water to be suitable for bathing, fishing) makes excellent examples with pollutant concern touching lowest levels is decades. This has been due to near complete halting of industrial and transportation activities.

Biodiversity and ecology also shows such positive imprints. As Humans remain in lockdown wild animal are finding 'new' safer adobe to venture

Glimpse of dolpins in Mahim Creek, River Ganges or Olive Redley turtles laying eggs in Gahirmatha beach during day time is such pleasing examples.

It is however that thought entering natural  system of each thought seems to be healing during Covid-19 the impact of waste remins a concern.

As analyzed by UNCTAD, Volumes of unrecyclable waste have tremendously increased which includes

Organic waste from agriculture sector

Local waste problem due to non functioning waste management by municipalities

Resumption of plastic bags eiting health concerns and above all

Medical and waste as used masks gloves

Demographic Impacts

All the demographic variables related to covid 19. Impact is felt in 200 countries with almost mortality level.

It is posing enormous health demographic and social challenges to entire human population.

Thought the world is better equipped to fight pandemic today than it was in 1918 (influenza), it is mobility that makes population more vulnerable to the virus for many countries the inital casesd development from travelles  from china (Italy, south Korea, Japan being examples) Same is the case with New York city the pandemic epicenter and mega city of US, there population density further adds to the trans

It both mobility and density is considered in case of India Maharashtra with panademic epicentre and Delhi proves the same

However the mobility factors has different dimension in India

Migration will be impacted by Covid as well

The engine of globalised economy migrant labor will stop moving

Forced migrants unable to move will increase their valnerability

The existing Vulnerably of refugees and internally displace people will increase for the migrant workers including daily wage earners lock down is a grave scenario and social distancing a privilage forced to migrate back to their

Respective native places on foot makes them more vulnerable. This apart from the risk of spreading virus to their native places

The age factor of demography is also significant with less 65 year of aged people having highest risks from the virus.

 

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directionias , geography , neetusingh , environment

NEETU SINGH IAS

Neetu Singh is an excellent faculty in geography at DIRECTION IAS coaching center.She is a trained geographer and mentoring for > 20 years in UPSC examinations.

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