Topic : Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
6) pretty far from reaching the 175 GW renewable energy target by 2022, Will Reclassifying ‘hydro’ take the renewable energy capacity of India to higher levels? Examine.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article throws light upon the recent decision taken by the government in
re-classifying large hydroelectric projects in the new hydroelectricity policy.
It discusses in detail how this reclassification will catalyze the ambition of 175 GW renewable energy target by 2022.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the new hydroelectricity policy, the impact of recent decision of the government to re-classifying large hydroelectric projects. One is expected to elaborate in total and draw a big picture upon the future success and achievements of the policy, what needs to be done etc.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with the highlights of the New policy.
Discuss at a broader level, the importance of renewable energy, the targets set by the government, the new dimension of re-classification, its impact on the target. One should not alone discuss the merits but also discuss any challenges associated with it. How should the government overcome issues and concerns involved in the process of re-classification and how should it overcome them. Quote examples wherein such a reclassification can show benefits to the program.
Conclude with optimism, India is at a turning point of energy management and renewable energy is one such dimension that India can hope with .