Every day in every corner of the world some habitat of some living being is coming under threat due to some specific reasons. Though we only get concerned when human habitat comes under threat, every living being has its own significance of existence on the planet.
So, in this article, I will present a session in which you are going to learn how to write editorial letters on habitat threats. I would like to mention at the beginning that these letters will be written on both human and other living beings’ habitat threats.
Question: A shopping mall is going to be built in a slum area. Thousands of peoples habitat has come under threat due to this project. Write a letter to the editor of a daily newspaper explaining the whole issue.
Hints: A Shopping mall to get built in a slum area- 250-280 families lives- Got notice to evacuate- Habitat under threat- Poor families- No response from the municipality- Government should step forward- Suggestion for government
Suresh Mukherjee Road, Nabinpally
September 2, 2020
3/1 Nalinipukur Road
Subject: People’s habitat under threat due to shopping mall construction
Recently in my adjacent area, a shopping mall is planned to get built. Through this letter in your esteemed daily, I want to attract the attention of the higher authority that many people’s habitat is going to be under threat due to this project.
The area on which the shopping mall is planned to get built is a slum. Nearly 250-280 families live in that area. All the families have been sent notices from the owner of that land to evacuate the place. The whole area has now been sold to a foreign company who have planned to build a shopping mall. The families who live there, are quite poor and can’t afford new places. They have also approached the municipality about this issue but got no positive response.
So, this is my appeal to the government to immediately look into this matter otherwise it can result in a serious humanitarian crisis. Every human being has the right to live and government must ensure that right. What the government can do is launch a rehabilitation package for these people and try to provide them with some jobs according to their quality.
Question: Massive forest fire has broken out in the amazon rainforest. Thousands of species’ habitat has come under threat due to this incident. Write a letter to the editor explaining the whole issue.
Hints: Forest fire broke out in amazon- Spread across eight counties: 5.5 million sqkm area- Home for 3 million species- Fire broke out in Peru and Brazil part- Habitats under threat- Brazilian govt accused of poor effort- World community should get aware and organise a campaign
North 24 Parganas
June 23, 2021
Subject: Many species’ habitats under threat due to massive forest fire in amazon
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I want to attract the attention of the world community about the issue of massive habitat loss of many species due to the devastating forest fire in the amazon rainforest.
Amazon rainforest is known for its great contribution to maintaining the global environmental balance. The massive forest, spread across eight countries containing around 5.5 million square km area, is a habitat for around 3 million species. Recently a massive forest fire has been broken out around the Brazil and Peru part of the rainforest. A huge amount of co2 is being released because of this massive forest fire and thousands of species are dying and losing their habitat. The Brazilian government is accused of their poor efforts to control the fire. Now the fire is spreading across countries and more and more species are losing their homes. Many of these are endangered and vulnerable species and several forest tribes are also displaced.
Through this letter, I want to appeal to the world community to become aware of this matter and organise some sort of campaign to pressurize the Brazilian government to immediately take firm steps to control this disaster.
Question: Devastating tsunami has been broken out in the state of Tamilnadu. Hundreds of families’ habitats have come under serious threat due to this calamity. Write a letter to the editor of a popular newspaper explaining the whole issue and suggest some possible measures.
Hints: Tsunami hit Tamil Nadu- Thousands of people displaced- Hundreds are dead- Ocean coming forward- Threat to habitats of more people- Appeal to the government- Appeal to the common people.
72A Bottola Road, Uttarpara
February 18, 2021
The Times of India
8, Camac Street
Subject: Tsunami in the Indian Ocean and habitat loss
Recently a massive tsunami has broken out in the Indian ocean that is causing habitat loss for thousands of people. I am writing this letter to your esteemed newspaper to attract the attention of all your readers and appeal to them to contribute in some way to save these people.
Two days back an earthquake hit the bed of the Indian ocean. As a result, a massive tsunami has broken out around the entire region. The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu have been hit most severely. Thousands of people living in these areas have been displaced from their habitat. Hundreds of people have already been found dead and many are missing. With time, the ocean is coming more forward and thousands of more people’s habitat is going to come under serious threat.
Through this letter in your esteemed daily, I want to appeal to the central government to immediately take more efficient steps and launch a rehabilitation package for these people. Besides, I earnestly request to all the readers of your newspaper to contribute as much as they can afford to the government relief fund to save these people.
Question: The government has launched a nationwide rehabilitation program to rehabilitate the people whose habitats came under threat due to devastating disasters. Write a letter to the editor of a national newspaper reviewing this step by the government and critically evaluate this mission.
Hints: The government announced a rehabilitation action plan- Allotted 1lakh crore rupees- State and central government to work together- New community homes to be built- Jobs will be created- Criticism- Only included natural disasters- Insufficient fund
21, Kathgola Road, Ghola
December 11, 2020
The Indian Express
164/A, BK Paul Ave
Subject: Central government’s nationwide rehabilitation program
Yesterday the central government has announced the launch of a nationwide rehabilitation program for the displaced people due to disasters. This letter to your esteemed daily is intended to evaluate this step by the government.
In a press conference yesterday, the secretary for the ministry for home has announced the rehabilitation action plan for the disaster affected people. In the last few years, our country has witnessed several major disasters and lakhs of people’s habitats had come under severe threat due to those. Under this action plan, the government has announced to provide a package of rupees 1 lakh crore to build new homes for the displaced people and rehabilitate them. The central and the state government will work in collaboration under this action plan. The government has also announced to create jobs for those people according to their capabilities.
But the fund government has allotted is accused of being quite insufficient compared to the need. Moreover, under this action plan, the government has only included the people whose habitats have come under threat due to natural disasters. Incidents that occurred due to human reasons caused habitat threats for many people have not been included under this action plan. So, the government should take these criticisms into account and revise the policy to meet these limitations.
That was all about our presentation on writing editorial letters on habitat threats. In the session above, I tried to present four different aspects through those four letters. Hopefully, all your doubts have been resolved after going through this session. If you still have any queries about the topic, put them in the comment section below. Moreover, if you want me to cover any specific topic, don’t forget to mention that too. Or if you want to have more such sessions on English comprehension tests, have a tour of our website.
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