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6) To achieve the vision of doing away with the use of single use plastic by 2022, India needs to do much more than ban plastic in certain states. Examine.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation

6) To achieve the vision of doing away with the use of single use plastic by 2022, India needs to do much more than ban plastic in certain states. Examine.(250 words)

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Why this question

The article examines the plastic ban imposed by Maharashtra government to understand whether the said step is sufficient or we require a more planned and holistic approach. Since we have accorded such high priority to dealing with plastic waste, this question becomes important for mains.

Key demand of the question

The question demands us to analyze whether banning plastic is a sufficient step or even the first step in dealing with the problem of plastic waste or whether a more comprehensive and planned approach is required.

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Talk about the vision of elimination of single use plastic by 2022 and how states are taking lead by banning plastics.

Body

  • Highlight the problem of plastic waste in India in brief. Discuss why is it so in brief
  • Discuss how the impact of plastic ban has been and whether uniform adoption of such a step by all states would help us in achieving this vision
  • Bring out the other steps required in addition to or in replacement of blanket ban on plastics to eliminate plastic waste in the country

Conclusion – Mention your view and how we should go about the vision of eliminating single use plastic by 2022.

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