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6) As yet another Earth day dawns upon India, do you think India has moved from rhetoric to action? Discuss the specific policy changes witnessed in this direction in the recent years.(250 words)

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6) As yet another Earth day dawns upon India, do you think India has moved from rhetoric to action? Discuss the specific policy changes witnessed in this direction in the recent years.(250 words)

Indian express 22-04-2019, page 7

Why this question:

The question is on the occasion of world Earth day being celebrated on 22nd April worldwide. This day gives voice to environment concerns which are multidimensional. Thus it is important for us to assess the specific policy changes witnessed in this direction in the recent years in India.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss at length specific policy changes witnessed in this direction in the recent years by the government of India ranging from generating renewable energy to adopting cleaner alternative to traditional sources of energy.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Introduce with context of the question – world Environment day.

Body:

  • The question is straightforward , one has to enlist achievements of the Government in the recent past – discuss the flagship programs in this direction.
  • Discuss the factor of energy security – what schemes and policies were put in place ; Solar mission, target of 175 GW by 2022. Etc.
  • Discuss what needs to be done to augment the renewable energy scenario.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of Renewable energy.